Shaping the PhD Supervision Process Together

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Doing a PhD in Germany as an international doctoral researcher faces you with various challenges in everyday scientific work. Also the supervision process itself might be challenging. Therefore, it is important to reflect on the supervision process right from the beginning of taking up a PhD.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. + individual coaching session between March 23 and 31.


Dr. Agnes Schindler, Dr. Frank Meyer





Target Group

International doctoral students in their early phase




6 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Building a relationship with the supervisor
  • "Pitfalls" of intercultural communication
  • Special aspects of scientific supervision
  • Expectations and roles of supervision in Germany (language competences, expectations on good scientific practice, different working cultures, individual work "needs" - assets and weaknesses).
  • Different working cultures

Course Description

This workshop aims at reflecting together on central questions connected with the supervision process by discussing examples and applicable tools:

What would be necessary for me as an international PhD student to efficiently work on the dissertation? What do and what can I expect as support from my supervisor here in Germany? What is his/her role in the supervision process and what is my role? What am I responsible for? 


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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