Transferable skills are important for the success of a graduate student in a competitive research environment. We offer selected transferable skills courses, including courses promoting scientific development. Personal development courses include Time Management, Communication Skills and language courses. Offers specifically organized by the ZIBI Graduate School are supplemented by courses available through the Humboldt Graduate School and the Dahlem Research School. This allows doctoral researchers to choose from a variety of courses to specifically addressing their needs. International graduates are encouraged to attend German language courses in order to adjust to the new environment.