Application and Cancellation (Conditions)
Depending on the provider of the respective training and further training courses, there is a specific application procedure which has to be followed based on the guidelines of said provider. The following guidelines are those of courses provided by the GGS.
GGS courses have to be applied for by e-mail.
Each course has an individual closing date for applications.
Applications are considered depending on the date and time of their receipt. Generally, GGS members take priority. You will receive an answer in a timely manner, letting you know whether your application was successful. Your application is binding and you are obliged to seamlessly attend the course in question.
Since January 1, 2018, we are legally required to charge a participation fee of €50 per day for external PhD candidates and postdocs. Because of our close cooperation with Philipps University Marburg, we can offer their members a discount of €25 per day, though.
It should furthermore be pointed out that internals receive privileged treatment in their registration for workshops and courses wheras externals are initially waitlisted.
Should you be prevented from taking part in a course for any reason, we would ask you to cancel your participation via e-mail at least 7 days prior to the start of the course, so that other interested persons may be moved up from the waiting list. If you cancel less than 7 days prior to the beginning of the course, you will, in the event of repetition, be barred from the GGS course programme for the following year, unless you hand in – on your own accord – a written excuse note with corresponding documentation and an explanation for your inability to participate, which in turn needs to be accepted by the GGS.
Absence and Incomplete Attendance
Should you fail to appear for a course without previous notice or justified cancellation (non-attendance of more than 20% of one course) you will, in the event of repetition, be barred from the GGS course programme for the following year, unless you hand in – on your own accord – a written excuse note with corresponding documentation and an explanation for your inability to participate, which in turn needs to be accepted by the GGS. Reasons for a failure to appear or an incomplete attendance may be illness, accidents, a death in the family or an act of nature. In case of doubt the decision lies with the GGS.
Credit Points According to ECTS
The ECTS Credit Points which will be acquired for the respective courses are specified for each course. Whether you will be able to have the ECTS Credit Points accredited in full to your doctoral studies, you will have to clarify for each individual case with your doctorate supervisor and, if necessary, with the dean’s office of your faculty.
Basically, it is possible to receive ECTS Credit Points by taking part in courses concerning extracurricular skills or in courses of the ZfbK. Still, this has to be agreed upon for each individual case. To this end, please contact Ms König (Tel. 0641 / 99359 48, e-mail) and your doctoral supervisor.