Eligibility Requirements

The course program is created by the TUM Graduate School to support doctoral candidates in their personal and professional development. The transferable skills courses are a voluntary part of the qualification program of the TUM-GS, but strongly recommended.

Course registration

The number of participants in the courses is limited. Registrations are considered depending on their date of submission.

Limitation of Course Bookings

As of the winter semester 2018/19, doctoral researchers cannot book more than 4 courses per semester. Attending the Semester Opening Talk does not count towards the course limitation. This means you can book the Semester Opening Talk AND book up to four courses of the transferrable skills program. Once you have reached your limit, any additional courses on the page will be marked as 'not bookable'. To display the courses that are not bookable, please select 'show all' in the filter settings on the top of the page.

Course Registration through your DocGS Account

Unless otherwise stated in the course information, please register in DocGS. Once you have successfully logged in, you will find the menu “Transferable Skills Program” in your personal DocGS account. In this menu field, course registration is possible. As of the winter semester 2019/20, our courses will open for registration gradually during the semester. This means, that it is possible to register 8 weeks prior to a course start (the courses will be visible 12 weeks before the beginning of the course).

Upon successful registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email including our account data. Please transfer your financial contribution for the course within one week. If the amount is not credited to our account within one week after your registration, your place in the course will be canceled and reassigned.

Please note: If you became a member of the TUM Graduate School prior to 1.1.2014, please read the information under “Registration for voluntary TUM-GS members” carefully.

Registration for voluntary TUM-GS members (account provided by the TUM-GS):

The TUM Graduate School already set up an account for you in DocGS. In case you did not activate it yet, please go to the DocGS-Website and click on the “Request new password” link. Please enter your e-mail address with which you are registered in TUM-GS. As soon as the account is set up, please fill out your profile information. Subsequently, course registration is possible.

In case, your email address cannot be found or if other problems should occur, please contact the DocGS support. We are happy to help you.

Important: Please do not set up a new account, only verified members can book courses in DocGS.   

Your financial contribution


TUM Graduate School covers the expenses for its own transferable skills courses, for which excellent trainers are selected. TUM doctoral candidates only pay a moderate financial contribution, which covers additional costs, for example for seminar material and catering. Financial contribution for online courses and webinars covers licenses for the online tools. The amount of this financial contribution is mentioned in the respective course description.

You can also participate in seminars offered by TUM-internal and external providers. However, TUM-GS does not refund the fees for these courses.

After successful registration for a course offered by TUM-GS, you will receive a confirmation email including our account data. Please transfer the financial contribution within one week after your registration at the latest:

PK-Number: 0002.0165.3157

please make sure to state this number as the reason for payment!

Account Holder: TUM Graduate School

Bank: Bayrische Landesbank München Girozentrale

BIC: bylademm

IBAN: DE 10 7005 0000 0000 0248 66

Please note: If the amount is not credited to our account within one week, we will cancel your registration to allow other interested doctoral candidates to participate in the course.


Should you be unable to attend the course, it is possible to cancel your registration free of charge up to four weeks prior to the course start. We kindly ask you to honor this deadline as your fellow doctoral candidates may be on the waiting list hoping for an opening. Please note that your financial contribution will only be refunded if you cancel on time. Later cancellations cannot be reimbursed, unless a medical note is submitted within three days after the course start.

Please note that your financial contribution can only be reimbursed if you send us your current bank account data.