Specialist courses

Aim

Specialist courses (regularly taught courses, intensive seminars, summer or winter schools) offer top-level training aimed at deepening the discipline specific knowledge of the PhD student. Therefore, they have to comply with certain criteria:

  • taught by (international) specialists in the field
  • relevant to the research topic of the PhD student
  • minimum 15 contact hours
  • successful participation (incl. evaluation, if relevant) is required

Regulations

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the minimum set of the Doctoral Training Programme, a specialist course should be:

  • organised by the Ghent University Doctoral School of the PhD student
  • OR recognised by the Ghent University Doctoral School of the PhD student. There are two types of such courses:
    • PhD courses organised elsewhere (in Belgium or abroad)
    • (exceptionally) regular course units organised at Ghent University and elsewhere (Master level and above)

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the maximum set of the Doctoral Training Programme, a specialist course should be:

  • organised by the Ghent University Doctoral School of the PhD student (priority is always given to PhD students wanting to complete their minimum set)
  • OR a regular course unit organised at Ghent University or elsewhere (Bachelor level and above, max. 30 ECTS)

Related information

There are specific rules and regulations for recognition, registration and funding of courses.