Important information on participation in GradUS workshops


Financial support

For each PhD student, participation in GradUS workshops is sponsored with 50 € per semester by the presidium of Saarland University, which are considered when calculating course fees.

Participation certificate

Participation in every workshop is certificated. Towards the end of your PhD, you can also get a GradUS certificate for all GradUS workshops that you took part in.


Childcare can be provided for doctoral researchers with children for the duration of a particular GradUS event at no charge (see website "Kinderbetreuung").

Insurance protection

Doctoral researchers receive personal accident, theft and public liability insurance cover through the Studentenwerk's insurance policy if they are enrolled or registered as doctoral researchers at Saarland University (see further information on enrolment or registration as doctoral researcher).

Deduction from taxes

We recommend trying to deduct the fees for the GradUS workshops from the German income taxes that you might have to pay (costs for advanced training measures).