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Coursework requirements

A full member in the IGS North-South is required to obtain at least 12 ECTS credits of coursework from the IGS North-South course programme. A limited number of ECTS from external courses can also be credited pending approval by the IGS North-South Directorate.

An associate member receives a confirmation of participation in individual courses. There is no minimum requirement of ECTS credits.

The IGS North-South offers courses within three different modules:

- Disciplinary and Thematic module
- Integrative Module
- Communication and Publication Module

Here you can find an overview of all modules: Overview of course types

Coursework requirements for full members

Membership before 31.12.2014:

A full member will collect 12 ECTS as follows:

  • Minimum of 5 ECTS from the Disciplinary and Thematic Module (DTM)
  • Minimum of 5 ECTS from the Integrative Module (IM)
  • 2 ECTS according to choice from:
    • Disciplinary and thematic module (DTM)
    • Integrative module (IM)
    • Communication and publication module (CPM)
    • External credits (maximum of 2 ECTS credited for certificate)

Members from before 31.12.2014 can also choose to complete the 12 ECTS according to the new regulations (after 1.1.2015).

This document summarizes the requirements for full members starting before 31.12.2014: Coursework Requirements

Membership after 1.1.2015:

A full member will collect 12 ECTS as follows:

  • Minimum of 3 ECTS from the Disciplinary and Thematic module (DTM), whereby students must attend at least one block course of 1.5 ECTS at an IGS North-South partner institute (outside the home institute)
  • Minimum of 5 ECTS from the Integrative module (IM)
  • 4 ECTS according to choice from:
    • Disciplinary and thematic module (DTM)
    • Integrative module (IM)
    • Communication and publication module (CPM)
    • External credits (maximum of 2 ECTS credited for certificate)

This document summarizes the requirements for full members starting after 1.1.2015: Coursework Requirements

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 Summary of the admission procedure, types of qualification, and obtaining the certificate:

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Admission Procedure Summary (PDF)

  

What type of membership?
The IGS North-South offers full and associate membership.

How can I become a member?
Have a look at this chart or go directly to this site.

Which form do I use to register?
- Most PhD candidates register with the admission form.
- Only PhD candidates of the Faculty of Science at the University of Bern register with the learning agreement

What coursework do I have to do?
Please check the overview of course types offered. Coursework requirements are listed here.

How do I obtain my certificate?
Have a look at this chart or go directly to this site.