Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - BSMS

Complementary Education

Skills in communication such as presentation and writing as well as knowledge of statistics or project management are of critical importance for the professional development. BSMS students will have access to the comprehensive and in-depth complementary education programme of Humboldt Graduate School (HGS).

Career Development and Mentoring

The Humboldt Graduate School provides a career mentoring programme to support doctoral students in the successful transition from their doctoral studies to their next career step.  

Mentee and Mentor meet regularly over a period of one year during which the mentee receives help and advise towards their next career steps.

BSMS students receive support by the coordinator for the mentoring program of the Humboldt Graduate School to find their mentor. It is recommended that the doctoral researchers at the BSMS shall participate in the career mentoring in their third year. They will draft a personal career opportunity and strategy assessment plan under the guidance of their mentor.

Click here for further information on the HGS website.

International Networking

In order to encourage international networking the BSMS will provide travel grants and allowances for lab exchanges to enable BSMS students to attend international conferences dealing with movement science and to carry out part of their research in laboratories of other international institutions in order to learn new approaches and technologies which will help them to progress in their own research. The BSMS students will have to submit a short application and the executive committee will award the travel grants or travel allowances depending on the quality of the abstracts, their merit and the relevance of the respective conferences and lab exchanges.


Monitoring System

The BSMS will use a credit system to manage and monitor the study progress of each PhD student that has been designed to correspond to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Each student will have to accumulate 180 credits during the three year doctoral programme; 160 credits will be given for their research work and 20 credits will have to be accumulated through participation in the study programme, of which 14 credits are for participation in the scientific education and 6 credits are for participation in complementary education.