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Qualification Programme

+Events on PhD Scholarships

One way to fund a PhD is to apply for a scholarship at the "Begabtenförderungswerke" (organisations in Germany for the promotion of young talents). The Service Center for Young Researchers holds information sessions once a semester on funding organisations, their scholarships and their application procedures. In additional workshops you can also get to grips with writing an application for a PhD scholarship.

Please visit the event pages of the Service Center for Young Researchersfor the latest information.

+ Workshops "From research to writing"

The Writing Centre at Bielefeld University offers workshops on a regular basis to doctoral candidates and researchers on writing complex academic texts, with an overview of the entire writing process. This includes help in structuring material and ideas as well as time management and work planning.

For current dates please visit the event pages of the Writing Centre.

+ Workshops on writing in English

The workshop "Writing in English" is run by the Writing Centre and offers doctoral candidates and postdocs support and opportunities to get feedback on writing and preparing academic texts for publication in English. Due to the large variety of publication and text cultures in the disciplines there is one workshop held annually for researchers in the humanities, cultural sciences and social sciences and another workshop for researchers in the natural sciences, life sciences and technical sciences.

For current dates please visit the events pages of the Writing Centre.

+ Further training in higher education teaching

The University Didactics & Teaching Development team of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) offers a range of training programmes as well as individual advice sessions for teachers. The Bielefeld Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education is a professional training opportunity aimed at research staff who teach at Bielefeld University.

The Writing Centre also runs the training programme "Research-Write-Teach" for doctoral candidates and postdocs, which focuses on teaching academic writing.

+ Information Session "Doctoral Degree - what comes next?"

This information session is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdocs and takes place once a year. Through a variety of different formats, it explores the question of what comes next after a doctoral degree. Representatives from both academic fields and those working outside it report on their experiences and discuss important aspects of individual career planning after the doctoral phase.

For current information please visit the event pages of the Service Center for Young Researchers.

+ Staff development for researchers and teachers (PEP)

On the PEP webpages you can find a wide range of training opportunities for academics in the fields of research, teaching and e-learning, management and teamwork, careers, internationalisation and languages as well as equal opportunities and diversity. The courses, which develop professional and academic competences, are open to all researchers and teachers at Bielefeld University.

Simply follow the link for a list of current workshops, seminars and events on offer at PEP.

+ Training opportunities within subject areas

The various doctoral study programmes and structured graduate programmes of Bielefeld University also have their own training programmes. These include seminars and workshops on subject-specific competences and soft skills. Further information is available on their websites.

Simply follow the link for a list of current workshops, seminars and events on offer at PEP.


15 June 2020
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