For two years after the final oral examination of their doctorate postdocs have the possibility of attending the events and courses of the Graduate Center and of using the time desk. If they want to use these services they have to register with the Graduate Center. Registration is only possible if a copy of the doctoral degree certificate is submitted to the Graduate Center.

There is a special deadline for postdocs who would like to apply for funds from one of the Graduate Center's internal funding programme. Applications will be accepted for six months after the date of the last oral examination of the doctorate. Please note that the conference visit or personal measure for which funds are being sought must be concluded during this period.