PhD Onboarding Track

Who is the target audience?

Doctoral candidates who have a first enrollment in or after the academic year of 2020-2021 must complete a short onboarding track filled with information to get them situated. Make sure to complete the entire track before you are due to submit your first annual progress report. You will not be able to submit a progress report or re-enrol as a PhD candidate at Ghent University until you do. After you complete it, the track will remain available to you for the duration of your doctoral research at Ghent University, so you can consult it whenever necessary.

If you had your first enrollment before the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, you may still find the track useful but you are under no obligation to complete it.

What is it?

This onboarding track will guide you to all the information that you need from the start of your doctorate. The idea is to streamline information for
you, and to provide you with a one-stop shop where you can find answers to questions that you might have regarding your PhD at Ghent University.

During this onboarding, you can expect to learn about:

  • The Doctoral Schools, its training offer and course funding opportunities, and doctoral regulations.
  • The ethical and legal requirements of your research.
  • A general section on health and mental well-being.
  • Professionalization opportunities you can explore during or after your doctorate.
  • And resources and support specifically for international PhD candidates at Ghent University.

In this way, we want to introduce you to the stimulating professional environment that Ghent University seeks to offer all of its doctoral candidates. You may complete this onboarding track in as many sessions )as you like.


Where can I find the onboarding track?

 The onboarding track is now available via Ufora Ghent University's online learning platform.