Frequently Asked Questions
1 - Enrollment
Q1-1: When is the next deadline for enrollment in the GSGS?
Q1-2: Do I need to be registered as a doctoral candidate at the registrar's office (Studierendensekretariat) and pay monthly fees to be a member of the GSGS?
2 - Communication
Q2-1: How do I get the GSGS newsletter?
Q2-2: How do I get GSGS Alumni News?
3 - GSGS points
Please also read the detailed information on GSGS Points.
Q3-1: What happens to any "extra" points I earn during a semester (i.e. if I earn more than 5 points in a semester)?
Q3-2: Do GSGS points expire?
Q3-3: What if I cannot earn any GSGS points during a period of, say, 4 months because I am on fieldwork?
4 - Membership "on hold" - parental leave, illness and extended stays abroad
Q4-1: I am going on maternal / parental leave - what can/should I do?
Q4-2: I have been on sickness leave for an extended period (over 2 months) and have not been able to fulfill GSGS obligations during that time. What should I do?
Q4-3: I will go on fieldwork for an extended time and cannot fulfill obligations of the GSGS (such as reporting/meetings) during this time.
Note: During membership breaks you are not entitled to participation in GSGS activities or financial support.