Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine

Program/Credit Points of the IGIM

Doctoral students in the field of infection biology/microbiology (virology, parasitology, bacteriology, etc.) obtaining a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Science (Dr. rer. nat.) or the Faculty of Medicine (Dr. med., Dr. sc. hum., PhD) of the University of Tübingen are cordially invited to join our program and participate in the activities of the IGIM.

Successful participants of our program will receive a certificate and a diploma supplement for their activities after finishing their doctoral studies.

In order to obtain an IGIM Certificate, the following requirements have to be fulfilled in addition to the doctoral thesis.

Envisaged doctoral degree Requirements for the certificate  
Dr. med.

6 Credit Points

Dr. rer. nat, Dr. sc. hum., PhD

18 Credit Points


The required Credit Points (CP) can be earned in three different categories. The Credit Points are calculated according to the guidlines of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The students are responsible for keeping records of all courses, seminars and meetings they have attended in their "Promotionslogbuch".

CategoryDr. med. OthersExample
Compulsory activities1.5 CP4 CPProgress reports/doctoral student seminar with presentations (3CP)
Regular participation at the Grad School (1CP) Day
Scientific skills2.5-4.5 CP 8-14 CP

Scientific courses, seminares, lectures, etc. in the field of infection biology/microbiology and other fields (biochemistry, immunology, etc.)

Complementary skills0-2 CP0-6 CP

Scientific writing, writing proposals, poster/oral presentations, patents, time/project management, etc.

Total6 CP 18 CP