Re-enrolment for the doctorate and (pre)doctoral programme

You are required to enrol each academic year until you have completed the programme, i.e. when you have successfully defended your doctoral dissertation.

  • This requirement is applicable to all doctoral students, irrelevant of the type of job position or funding.
  • You must re-enrol during the period of enrolment. You can re-enrol for an unlimited number of times, as long as your progress report from the previous academic year has been approved.
  • If you are a member of a Doctoral School, you need to re-enrol for the Doctorate and the Doctoral training programme, even if you do not follow courses in the framework of a doctoral training.
  • Re-enrolment is free, except for a doctoral exam fee.
  • Since academic year 2017-2018 PhD students are required to contribute to the costs of their research activities on top of settling the tuition fee.

    This contribution or benchfee is used by the supervisor to pay for expenses as a result of conducting high-quality research (use of laboratory, study material, research equipment, participation to seminars, conferences,…)

  • You also need to re-enrol for the Doctorate and doctoral training programme in the academic year in which you will defend  your doctoral dissertation. You will only be able to enrol for the doctoral exam, when you have completed your re-enrolment.

Re-enrolment online

    Before re-enrolment you must meet the following conditions:

    • You are a member of a Doctoral School
    • Your annual progress report has been approved by your supervisor
    • You can check the status of your Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) curriculum to see whether it has been 'approved' in OASIS.
    Re-enrol here

    Re-enrolment using a paper form

    In certain cases it is not possible to re-enrol online:

    • you want to re-enrol for the predoctoral training
    • you are enrolled for the doctorate, but not a member of a Doctoral School

    Complete the appropriate standardized form and send it to the address mentioned on the form.