Recognitions of external academic credits and acquired transferable skills

After conclusion of the doctoral thesis agreement, a maximum amount of 10 ECTS credits in total can be recognised for the doctoral programme.

Extracurricular workshops can be recognised upon approval by the Directorate of Doctoral Studies to a maximum extent of 2 ECTS credits each. Please provide evidence of when and where you obtained the external credits (certificate of participation or other certificates, conference programmes, publication: title, editor and publisher). Please note that processing recognitions may take up to two months.

The following credits can be recognised upon approval by the Directorate of Doctoral Studies (DSPL):

  • Participation in conferences: 2 ECTS credits
  • Presentations at conferences (paper): 4–5 ECTS credits
  • Organisation of conferences: 3–4 ECTS credits
  • Academic publications (not applicable for theses by publication): 4–5 ECTS credits
  • Curating of exhibitions: 3–4 ECTS credits
  • Teaching: 3–4 ECTS credits (3 ECTS credits if the doctoral candidate taught together with another lecturer)
  • Participation in appraised academic research projects: 1–3 ECTS credits
  • Internal summer schools at the Faculty (external summer schools only after consultation with the supervisor and directorate of studies): 3 ECTS credits
  • Organisation of a ViDSS International Workshop: 3 ECTS credits
  • Participation in a ViDSS International Workshop: 2 ECTS credits
  • Participation in the production team of the ViDSS Podcast for one semester: 3 ECTS credits
  • External training that is necessary for conducting the doctoral research: 1–3 ECTS credits


Application form for the recognition of external credits

Please only complete the left-hand side on page 2 of the form. Please send the completed form to