Rules and Regulations

Doctoral education

All UT PhD candidates are engaged in a doctoral education programme of 30 EC for personal development in the doctoral phase. The  doctoral education guidelines (under /downloads) give the boundary conditions, please consult this document.

In order to guide PhD candidates to plan their doctoral education programme, the University of Twente PhD profile can be consulted. It compares the academic and personal skills at the start and at the end of a PhD trajectory in general terms. Furthermore, this EUA presentation gives some more background to the personal development stages in the first, second and third cycle (BSc, MSc, PhD).

Various doctoral education activities are offered at the UT, such as on the TGS submenu “Courses and Workshops”, and on the portal of the Centre for Training and Development (CTD). Please note that doctoral education activities can also be taken outside the UT, at other universities, research schools, summer schools, pré/post conference workshops, etc.