All up-and-coming academics can become members of the DHV after they have received their doctoral degree. On account of the unanimous decision of the 53rd. "Hochschulverbandstag" (annual conference) in Halle in 2003 not only junior professors but also academics working on postdoctoral degree are eligible for membership.
Becoming a member
Academics working on postdoctoral degrees, who have already signed a service contract with the DHV can, on application, become members of the DHV. Upon sending back the application for membership the service contract will be automatically transformed into membership.