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Teaching Assistantship Idea Competition

An opportunity for international students to gain teaching experience in Germany!


We are happy to announce the restart of the "Teaching Assistantship Programme" (STIBET) within the GGL. 


  • What is STIBET?

The GGL has obtained a grant from the DAAD for student teaching assistantships (STIBET). The aim of these teaching assistantships is to offer international doctoral students the chance to gather teaching experience which is a key skill if you intend to pursue an academic career. We want to invite you to share your ideas for paid teaching assistantships. Please note that the STIBET programme is designed exclusively for GGL members who have obtained their BA and MA degrees (or equivalent) outside of Germany.


  • Why is it great?

All the instructors are just like you – doctoral students. They know what you need because they are in the same place as you are, just a little further along the road. They are already working with methods that you might want to learn. Or they have skills, talents and expertise that they will happily share with you. In any case, there is a fair chance that their courses are exactly what you need because they come from first-hand experience. And if that is not enough to lure you in, you get the added bonus of supporting your fellow students in gaining teaching experience!


  • What do teaching assitants get? 

Firstly, you get the teaching experience which will look very good in your CV. You will also get priority access to didactics training courses that will help you to prepare your teaching project. In this way you will meet other teaching assistants who are also getting ready for their lecture or course und you will have the benefit of this network during the preparation of your teaching project. Secondly, if your teaching proposal gets accepted you will get an honorarium for your work.

  • What kinds of courses will there be?

This depends entirely on the ideas of you GGL students and, of course, your own! Would you like to offer a lab training for first-year GGL members? Do you have software skills that other GGL members might benefit from? Or are you an international student who would like to offer a language course, e. g. Hindi or Mandarin? Tell us all about it on the submission form!


If you are a GGL member who would like to offer a course within the STIBET programme, please submit your ideas using our STIBET submission form.