Summary of PhD studies

  PhD Project Courses Retreat
Year 1

Practical work, preparation of research plan

Assembly of thesis committee

Introductory Course in Neuroscience, Parts I & II (Mandatory / Exam)

2-day retreat

(mandatory participation at least once during the thesis period, ideally in the first year but may be attended later)

1st Thesis Committee meeting

and submission of Thesis Proposal within the first 6 months

   
Year 2 Practical work, teaching, publications Elective research related courses / transferable skills courses (2-day retreat)

2nd Thesis Committee meeting

and submission of 1st Progress Report 12 months after 1st Committee meeting

   

Year 3 

Year 4

Practical work, teaching, publications, attendance of meetings and congresses

Elective research related and methods courses / transferable skills courses (2-day retreat)

3rd / 4th Thesis Committee meeting

-> Submission of 2nd  / 3rd Progress Report
   
Submission of thesis & thesis defence Mandatory courses and min. 12 ECTS credits in total completed Mandatory retreat attended at least once
->PhD Title awarded by Faculty / Department
->ZNZ Certificate awarded by PhD Program