Conditions of Participation (FAQs)
The Professional Development Program is open to the following target groups. Available spaces are first given to members of priority group 1 and then to those of priority group 2 and 3:
Priority group 1
- Doctoral candidates and postdocs of DRS doctoral programs
- Postdocs of the DRS fellowship lines HONORS, POINT and COFUND.
Priority group 2
- Doctoral candidates of Freie Universität who are not members of DRS doctoral programs
- Other postdocs of Freie Universität
Priority group 3
- Doctoral candidates and postdocs of other universities
Registration opens online approximately three weeks before the semester begins. In order to register for a course, please click on the course link and complete the online registration form, which you will find at the bottom of the course page.
You will receive an email confirmation once your booking is processed. If the course is full, your name will be added to the waiting list and you will be notified via email as soon as a place becomes available. If you belong to priority groups 2 or 3, you may be placed on the waiting list until registrations from members of priority group 1 have been processed.
Our Professional Development Program consists of high-quality courses taught by expert trainers and coaches. The Dahlem Research School therefore asks for a contribution of € 100 per participant per course day. For members of priority group 1 the DRS doctoral programs of Freie Universität Berlin often cover this contribution.
If there is no funding available, you have to pay for your courses yourself. In this case, we can only accept your registration if we receive full payment before the start of the course via bank transfer. You will be first put on the waiting list and asked to transfer the course fee. You will receive the confirmation for participation after we have received your payment.
Please Note: Ask your doctoral program, your department or your supervisor if there is funding available for your course participation.
If there is funding available for you, the number of courses you can register may be limited by your doctoral program. Please contact your program coordinator to find out how many course days you are entitled to book, before you register online. If you want to exceed the designated number of course days, you can ask your program for further financing or pay the fee yourself.
If there is no funding available for you, you may also register for courses, but you will have to pay the course fee yourself. There is no limit to the number of courses you may register for.
Dahlem Research School offers and administers its interdisciplinary course program but does NOT award credits for the courses. Each doctoral program has its own rules on awarding ECTS credits for courses taken at DRS.
Individual training records are made available by Dahlem Research School to each program coordinator at the end of each semester.
After you have completed your doctoral studies your program coordinator will issue to you a transcript of records including all courses taken as part of the curriculum of your doctoral program. Please note that you will not receive a separate certificate for each course.
Participants' personal data is stored in a database at Dahlem Research School (DRS) for the purpose of recording attendance at workshops, pro-viding statistical information and maintaining training records.
At regular intervals, individual training records are made available to the institution which is funding your place in the course program. This is your doctoral program, and in some cases your department ("Fachbereich").
Non-personal data is used as the basis for our internal quality management and control. It is our goal to continuously improve and develop our services.
If you are unable to attend a course you have booked, you must request withdrawal at the latest 21 days prior to the course via email to email@example.com.
For cancellations we receive later than 21 days before the beginning of the course, you/your doctoral program will be charged with 100% of the courses costs. The number of funded course days you are entitled to book by your program/department will be reduced accordingly.
For cancellations we receive at the latest 21 days before the beginning of the course, you/your doctoral program will not be charged. The number of course days that you are entitled to book by your program/department will not be reduced or your course fee will be refunded.
Cancellations due to illness are only acceptable on production of a valid medical certificate which you must send by mail or email within one week after the course. In this case you/your doctoral program will not be charged. The number of funded course days that you are entitled to book will not be reduced or your course fee will be refunded.