Study programme overview
UGent Doctoral Training Programme
The UGent Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) is a flexible programme consisting of four activity types: specialist courses, transferable skills seminars, research activities (conferences and publications) and the annual progress report. The public defence of the dissertation is an additional prerequisite for those wanting to obtain the certificate of the DTP. In other words, the certificate of the DTP is exclusive and will not be awarded to students leaving UGent without a PhD. Completion of the minimum set of activities is required to obtain the certificate of the DTP, although certain students may want to add optional activities to their curriculum until their maximum set is full. (Part of) the DTP will be compulsory for certain doctoral titles (e.g. Arts), within certain faculties (Psychology and Educational Sciences; Economics and Business Administration), and for certain types of students (e.g. depending on the MA degree they hold). The annual progress report is compulsory for all PhD students at UGent.
- Programme structure: minimum set vs. maximum set
- Specialist courses: aim and regulations
- Transferable skills seminars: aim and regulations
- Research: publication, conferences, progress report
- Compulsory programme: faculty regulations
Courses on offer
Each Doctoral School organises specialist courses as well as seminars in tranferable skills. Students are, however, also encouraged to attend doctoral training courses (either generally recognised or upon individual recognition) organised by other institutions, or apply for recognition of regular (Master) course units organised at UGent or elsewhere. Whereas participation in courses organised or generally recognised by the Doctoral Schools is free of charge, funding can be requested for individually recognised courses if these are included in the minimum set of activities of the doctoral training programme.
- Courses on offer by the Doctoral Schools
- Registration and recognition procedures
- Funding rules and procedures