Here you will find additional information on the issuance of certificates of attendance and the attendance of courses.

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Please note:

The following notes are relevant to doctoral candidates pursuing an individual doctorate.

If you are pursuing your doctorate within a structured doctoral program, please turn to the contact person of the program.

Certificate of attendance and list of courses

Please select the courses you want to attend, in consultation with your supervisors. For this, also use the list of courses available on the Intranet of the Charité (can only be accessed by VPN from outside the Charité network) - which is, however, not an exhaustive list.

  • Please download the editable form "Certificate of attendance Doctorate Environment" [in German] and the Excel list for entering all attended courses [in German]
  • Complete the "Certificate of attendance Doctorate Environment" before every course and
  • have it signed or stamped by the lecturer or organiser at the end of the course.
  • When you have completed all the courses you need for your ECTS credit points, fill out the Excel list and send it with your scanned certificates of attendance by email to the coordination office of the doctoral environment. Please compile the scans in a pdf file, please do not send individual files!

You will then receive a certificate of attendance that you submit with your application to initiate the doctoral procedure along with the other documents.

Please note:

  • It is sufficient if the lecturer or course organiser signs the certificate of attendance at the end of the course. A stamp or an "official" confirmation of the institution is not required
  • If the lecturer or course organiser issues a certificate of attendance, it is also possible to submit this. It is not necessary to have a certificate of attendance of the Charité completed in addition
  • If the lecturer is not able to provide information on ECTS credit points, simply leave this section blank. In this case, we will award credit points based on the information on the relevant course presented to us

Please note:

The list of courses published on the Intranet is not an exhaustive list of the courses available. Courses with scientific contents for instance, offered at the the faculties and departments of the parent universities FU and HU, are not included in the list. Courses with scientific content at the Charité are not included exhaustively.

The list of courses is primarily designed to draw your attention to courses and provide an overview of the courses offered in the area of key qualifications.

The Promotionskolleg offers a variety of courses for which you can register by the LLP (Lehrveranstaltungs- und Lernzielplattform): Tutorienbuchungen > Zielgruppe: Promovierende

Moreover, courses that have been taken before pursuing your doctorate or have been taken at other universities can be recognized.

The following rule of thumb applies: In general, you can select all courses offered at Charité – Universitätsmedizin and the faculties and departments of the parent universities, of the MDC or BIH in consultation with your supervisor, provided that you have not already had to complete the courses for the award of the university degree which forms the basis for the registration of your doctoral project at the Charité. In doing so, make sure to bear the curriculum guidelines applicable to your doctorate track in mind.

Kursliste im Intranet

You can find the list of doctoral courses in the intranet  of Charité.


If the course organizer does not award ECTS credit points:

If you have attended the course of an organizer who does not award ECTS credit points, this course can still be credited to you. Please enter this course in the Excel list and make sure that the number of attendance hours is indicated on the certificate of attendance. Please also include a screenshot or the like, which shows the structure and content of the course.

Submission to the Coordination Office

Towards the end of your doctorate, i.e. once you have finished working on your dissertation and are ready to submit it in order to apply for the initiation of your doctoral examination procedure, please submit the certificates of attendance electronically (scan, pdf format) by email in a single document together with the completed Excel list to the Coordination Office of the Doctorate Environment: promotionsumgebung(at)

All emails must include 

  • your forename and surname and
  • your date of birth in the header

Please be aware that submissions not corresponding to these specifications cannot be processed!

The Coordination Office of the Doctorate Environment will check whether the provisions of the curricula on the Standard Track and Advanced Track have been complied with, and will prepare a collective certificate on all course attendances. This will be forwarded to you by email and must be submitted to the Office for Doctoral Studies as proof (printed copy) of the successful attendance of the courses of the doctoral environment as a prerequisite condition for initiation of the doctoral examination procedure. 

Courses at the Dahlem Research School (DRS)

If you are a doctoral candidate on the Standard Track you create your individual account at DRS. Then you can book courses of the Professional Development Program for doctoral researchers.

Courses at the Humboldt Graduate School (HGS)

The courses of the HGS for key skills can only be attended by doctoral candidates on the Advanced Track who are pursuing a classic individual doctorate (that is: outside a structured doctoral program). Doctoral candidates in a structured program should turn to the contact person of the relevant program if and how it is possible to access the courses of the HGS for candidates in the program.

Doctoral candidates on the Advanced Track (pursuing a classic individual doctorate) will book courses directly with HGS. Please fill in "Charité Advanced Track" in the field "Promotionsprogramm / Doctoral program" (section "Registration"), and in the field "E-Mail Programmkoordinator/in / E-mail program coordinator" the e-mail address promotionsumgebung(at)

Courses declared "open to all doctoral candidates" that are free of charge may also be attended by doctoral candidates on the Advanced Track.

Courses of the parent universities HU and FU

Enrolled doctoral candidates must apply for visiting student status if they wish to attend courses at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) and the Freie Universität Berlin (FU). The application for the HU is available here. The form for the FU is available in the Office for Doctoral Studies and can also be requested electronically by sending an email to this email address .

The doctoral candidates can select courses of interest from the list of courses, enter the name of the course into the form and then submit this to the relevant lecturer. He or she will then confirm authorisation to attend the course on the form. After that, the doctoral candidate must send the completed form to the administration of the HU or FU. The approved application for the granting of visiting student status will then be returned to you from there.

Enrolment for a doctorate

All doctorate candidates must enrol as doctoral students, provided that they are not already enrolled or employed at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Section 25 (2) BerlHG). The advantage for you: You thereby have access to the Intranet of the Charité. Also, it is often necessary to be enrolled to be able to take part in the courses of the Doctorate Environment.

You can also enrol if you are employed on a full-time basis. For further information, visit the portal of the Charité.