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On this page you will find questions and answers to following topics:

Eligible Participants

Frage Who is eligible to participate in the GraduateCenterLMU workshops?
Antwort Persons belonging to the group of eligible participants named in the workshop announcement (normally LMU doctoral candidates) may participate in the GraduateCenterLMU workshops. LMU doctoral candidates are doctoral candidates whose official supervisor is a professor at LMU Munich.
FAQ I am doing a doctorate at LMU Munich, but I am not enrolled as a doctoral candidate. May I participate in the workshops?
FAQ Yes, if your official supervisor is a professor at LMU Munich.
FAQ I live in Munich, but I am doing a doctorate at another university, not at LMU Munich. May I attend the workshops?
FAQ Unfortunately not.
FAQ I am doing a doctorate at a non-university research institution. May I take part in the workshops?
FAQ You may take part in the workshops if your official supervisor is a professor at LMU Munich and you plan to submit your dissertation at LMU Munich.
FAQ I am a postdoctoral researcher at LMU Munich. May I participate in the workshops?
FAQ Yes, but only if postdocs are expressly mentioned as potential participants in the workshop announcement. There must be a connection to LMU Munich (in the form of a contract of employment, a grant or ongoing habilitation procedure).
FAQ I am a student at LMU Munich. May I take part in the workshops?
FAQ No, unless the workshop announcement explicitly says that students may participate.
FAQ My supervisor is retired or no longer employed at LMU Munich. May I participate in the workshops?
FAQ Yes, if you are going to submit your dissertation at LMU Munich.
FAQ I am doing a part-time doctorate at LMU Munich. May I attend the workshops?
FAQ Yes, if your official supervisor is a professor at LMU Munich.

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Registration, Confirmation, Waiting List

FAQ What happens after I have registered online?
FAQ You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. This is not a confirmation that you have received a place for the workshop! If you do not receive this email, you have probably given an invalid email address. If this is the case, please fill out the registration form again and send it off. Please also check your spam folder.

We will send you a separate email informing you whether you have been accepted to participate in the workshop or not. Depending on the number of available places and the applications received it may take a few days or weeks until you receive definitive confirmation of whether you have a place in the workshop or not. Please note: in the course of the preparation for a workshop, it might be necessary to forward data (surname, begin of doctorate, faculty and optionally email address) to the trainer. Our trainers are obliged to treat all data according to the current data privacy standards and to delete all data immediately after the workshop.

FAQ When will I find out whether I can participate in the workshop?
FAQ We will send a separate email informing you whether you have been accepted to participate in the workshop or not. Depending on the number of available places and the applications received it may take a few days or weeks until you receive definitive confirmation of whether you have a place in the workshop or not. We ask for your patience.
FAQ What happens if I do not receive a place in the workshop?
FAQ If the workshop is already fully booked, we will automatically put your name on the waiting list and inform you of this by email. If another participant cancels, their place in the workshop will be given to someone on the waiting list. Please note that unfortunately we can usually only inform people on the waiting list that they have been given a place in the workshop a few days before the workshop takes place.
FAQ What does registering for the waiting list mean?
FAQ The workshop is fully booked. If you register for the waiting list, you have a chance of getting a place in the workshop if another participant cancels. Please note that unfortunately we can usually only inform people on the waiting list that they have been given a place in the workshop a few days before the workshop takes place.
FAQ For how many workshops may I apply?
FAQ You may apply to participate in an unlimited number of workshops. However, for reasons of fairness, doctoral candidates may not participate in more than three GraduateCenterLMU workshops per year, unless a workshop is not fully booked.
FAQ Do I have to pay for the workshops?
FAQ No.
FAQ Can I take part in the workshop if I have not received confirmation that I have been accepted to participate?
FAQ No.

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Cancellations

FAQ What must I do if I am unable to attend?
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Your workshop registration is binding. If you have to cancel your participation, please notify us as soon as possible via email. If your cancellation reaches the GraduateCenterLMU less than five working days prior to workshop begin, we can only subordinately consider your registration for future workshops.

FAQ What happens if I don’t cancel early enough or fail to appear without notice?
FAQ If you cancel less than five working days prior to workshop begin, fail to appear without timely cancellation or fail to attend the entire workshop, we can only subordinately consider your registration for future workshops.
FAQ I am unable to attend on short term notice. May I send or propose an alternative participant? 
FAQ No. Please inform the GraduateCenterLMU as soon as possible.
FAQ What must I do if I will miss parts of the course (e.g. can't make the beginning, have to leave early or will be temporarily absent)?
FAQ Please cancel your registration in due time, if you are unable to attend the whole duration of the workshop. We would give priority to another prospect from the waiting list. Participants who are temporarily absent during a workshop can only subordinately be considered for future workshops.

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Other

FAQ Where do the workshops take place?
FAQ The workshops take place in various locations, normally in the center of Munich. You will be informed about the location of the workshop when you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to participate in the workshop.
FAQ When do the workshops start?
FAQ The workshops start at the specified times, generally on the hour.
FAQ How many participants are there?
FAQ The number of participants ranges from 8 to 20 depending on the workshop format.
FAQ Who are the trainers?
FAQ Our workshops are held by experienced external trainers or trainers from LMU Munich.
FAQ Do I need to prepare for or bring anything to the workshops?
FAQ Occasionally you will be given small assignments as preparation or you will have to bring an existing presentation or the like with you. You will receive the appropriate information when or after you receive confirmation of your place in the workshop. The preparation is designed to allow optimal use of the limited time in the workshop. The assignments are obligatory. If they are not handed in duly, we reserve us the right to give your workshop place to another prospect from the waiting list.
FAQ Are refreshments provided during the workshops?
FAQ The GraduateCenterLMU does not normally offer refreshments during the workshops.
FAQ Will I receive a certificate confirming my participation in the workshop?
FAQ Each workshop participant receives a certificate confirming their participation issued by the GraduateCenterLMU.
FAQ Are ECTS points awarded for participation in the GraduateCenterLMU workshops?
FAQ The GraduateCenterLMU does not award ECTS points. The coordinator of your doctoral program is responsible for converting workshop participation into ECTS points. As a guide: One ECTS point corresponds to a workload of 25 to 30 hours including preparation and follow-up work. For a one-day workshop – depending on the format – one can estimate a workload of approximately 8 to 10 hours.