Areas of training for doctoral students

The transferable skills listed in the attachment of the BayNAT regulations serve as a guide on the basis of which the doctoral students, together with their mentors, select an individual training programme. The awarding of credit points (CP) is handled on a case-by-case basis with a view to the required workload under the terms of the Guidelines of the Conference of the Ministers of Education. In total, doctoral students must earn at least 30 CP during their three-year doctoral project.

The form for documenting assessment components is provided by the BCG Dean's Office and is available as Word document on the BayNAT site (C. Forms at a Glance).

research and soft skills
CPs for a single course
minimum of 
CPs to be earned
maximum of
creditable CP
research plan 4 4 4
written work report or presentation in a research seminar 2 4 6
participation in a research seminar 2 per semester 6 12
courses, lectures, block courses and practical training for specific methods 1 per SWS 4 12
participation in summer schools, training courses for methods 1 per course 0 4
oral presentations at conferences 2 0 6
poster presentations at conferences 1 0 6
writing and submission of manuscripts (as first author) 4 per manuscript 0 8
"soft skills"-course 1 per SWS 2 6
stay abroad 5 per month 0 10
participation in preparation and organisation of field experiments 1 per week 0 3
participation in teaching 1 per SWS 0 4
additional components (in agreement with steering committee) n.s. 0 n.s.


CP: credit point
SWS: semester hours

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