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Please read carefully through the information about the membership of PhD students within the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School.
If you want to apply for a PhD position within the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, please see our ongoing calls and read more about the application procedure here.

All Information about the Data Privacy Policy will you find here EU Data Privacy Policy.

Personal information

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Registration Information

1. Step:
Please fill in your personal information and choose a category of membership (full or associated)
2. Step:
After you have submitted your data the coordinators of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School will review your application for membership and contact you regarding the next steps.


Qualification concept

More information is available under Training programme

Associated Member

What is the difference between associated and full membership?

EU Data Privacy Policy

By registering as a member with PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) you acknowledge that PHGS stores
your personal information for membership management purposes. The collected data includes
personal information (address and contact information, date of birth, nationality, photo), personal data,
student data (proof of enrolment), research group and corresponding PIER research field as well as supervisors,
information on student status, supervision agreement, annual reports of the doctorate, information and
evidence on attended events to be credited under the PHGS curriculum.
The data is stored for the duration of the membership in the database and is available to the PHGS.
According to § 15 DSGVO you are entitled at any time to ask the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School for comprehensive information
on the data stored about your person. Pursuant to § 16-20 GDPR you can at any time ask PIER Helmholtz Graduate School
for the correction, deletion and blocking of individual personal data at
The personal data is stored for the duration of the membership and furthermore until 10 years after the PhD defense.
The date of the defense has to be submitted by the member to PHGS within the database.
The supervisory authority is the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Information.