PhD education and training

Education and training for PhD candidates of the Graduate School of Life Sciences is provided by the PhD Course Centre and the disciplinary PhD Programmes.

Starting from 2018, the PhD Course Centre needs to charge course participants a modest fee. We will handle two types of course fees: one for internal PhD candidates and one for external participants. Please note that you can use your personal course budget of €400/year (€1,600 max) to pay for these courses. This budget is managed by your department (faculty of Science/Veterinary Medicine) or your Division (UMC Utrecht).

PhD Course Centre

E.g., 01/18/2018
Tuesday 13 February 2018 13:00 to Tuesday 24 April 2018 16:00
This is a 10-session course during which you will write an article based on your own research, for submission to a peer-reviewed journal in your field.
Wednesday 14 February 2018 10:00 to Wednesday 28 February 2018 13:00
This intensive and hands-on course offers you the opportunity to get a fresh perspective on presenting.
Thursday 15 February 2018 09:00 to Friday 16 February 2018 17:00
In an informal setting modeling experts will talk about their recent work in the field of mathematical modeling.
Thursday 15 February 2018 09:30 to 12:00
Managing your data is a basic research skill. It concerns the preparation, handling and storing of research data. This workshop teaches you that skill.
Monday 19 February 2018 to Sunday 18 March 2018
You will learn what makes a grant proposal more likely to succeed and how you can apply this insight to your own grant proposal.
Friday 23 February 2018 12:00 to 21:00
The PhD Day of 2018 will take place on Friday February 23, 2018.
Thursday 1 March 2018 13:15 to 16:15
Learn how to set priorities and what personal time-management and self-management skills you need to carry out your plans!
Monday 5 March 2018 09:00 to Monday 12 March 2018 17:00
'Selling your Science' is about skills: presenting, negotiating, pitching and persuasion. During this course you will learn to "sell" your science.
Thursday 8 March 2018 09:00 to Thursday 26 April 2018 12:00
Help to prevent (work)stress from accumulating and becoming a health problem in the future (this course will be taught in Dutch).
Friday 9 March 2018 09:00 to Friday 20 April 2018 12:00
This course offers practical guidelines for a successful approach of your (future) writing task.