Until the end of 2018, language courses can be subsidized with up to EUR 500 by the BGHS.
Please send your application for reimbursement of costs, giving the following details, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Reason and necessity in relation to your dissertation project
- Training institution
- Anticipated costs
Should additional travelling and accommodation costs arise, these can also be reimbursed. In such cases the journey will be treated as a conference trip; therefore please use the form Travel Permit and Travel Expenses Claim Form.
Once the BGHS has confirmed the reimbursement, please send us the following supporting documentation:
- Original invoice
- Statement showing that the invoice has been paid from your account
- Form Reimbursement of cash payments (in German)
For the reimbursement of travelling and accommodation costs we also need the original travel receipts. In such cases please use the claims form Statement of Travel Expenses.
Bielefeld University offers free language courses for international doctoral researchers who would like to improve their German language skills while they are members of the BGHS. German language courses are organised by PunktUm at the university. Please register here. General information is available here.