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Mentoring at the Viadrina

Participating as a mentee

What is the participation at the Viadrina Mentoring offering?
  • Concretising the individual future and career plans
  • Improved competences recognition and expansion of inter-disciplinary key qualifications
  • Strengthening the own efficacy and growth in sovereignty
  • Personal access to knowledge about requirements, implications, structures and processes in the academic system and in relevant fields outside the university
  • Sharpening the own academic profile and development of an academic consciousness as female* junior academic
  • Exchange and networking in the scientific community and further relevant professional fields
  • Sensitization for gender-specific discrimination and gender-typical behaviour

What are the requirements to take part?

The program is directed at female* doctoral candidates of all faculties who are doing their doctorate in Brandenburg, who are at the final stage of their doctorate and who are looking for professional support and structured exchange regarding their professional career planning:

We are looking for applicants who

  • Are showing engagement and like to take initiative
  • Are interested in constructive feedback
  • Are prepared to actively shape the course of the Mentoring-relationship and the exchange in their peer-group
  • Take part in the whole program and the obligatory evaluation (participants will receive a certificate

The program is held in German. B2 knowledge in the German language is obligatory. Singular elements of the program can be held in English, after prior arrangement.

Equal opportunities are an important issue to us. The selection committee is considering diverse living conditions such as family responsibilities, chronic diseases or disabilities. Moreover, applications from women with non-academic background, women of colour, women with migration background, queer and trans*women, as well as female* students without a German passport, who are studying regularly at the Viadrina, are explicitly welcome.

When to apply:

The application period is from 1st of November 2021 until 31st of January 2022. The program will start in April 2022.

Relevant documents
  • C.V. (tabular format)
  • Final university certificate
  • filled out Profilbogen für Doktorandinnen* (available only in German; answers can be given in English)
  • Confirmation of the supervisor about the final stage of the work (planned completion within one year from the start of the program)
  • signed Verbindlichkeitserklärung (declaration of commitment)

Information: Please first upload the form on your computer, to safe it and fill it out. You can fill it out free of cost with the program Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please send the documents via e-mail to You can also leave the application at the letterbox of the Career Center (AM, room 138)

Europa-Universität Viadrina
Mentoring für Doktorandinnen*
Große Scharrnstr. 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder)


In 2021/22 we are planning to offer the elements of our program face-to-face. If the current pandemic situation does not allow face-to-face workshops, our trainers and we are prepared to offer all program elements digitally.

Child Care

For all events during the program we offer childcare for participants with children. If childcare is needed please let us know in advance. The offer is organised in cooperation with the appointee for the University’s family office.

Counselling and Information

Do you have any questions concerning the course of the program or the application? Feel free to make a personal appointment.