PhD courses, fees and cancellation policy

PhD courses
Erasmus MC Graduate School offers PhD education that focusses on improving theoretical knowledge of a specific topic or on improving certain skills. 

Four tracks
The PhD courses that Erasmus MC Graduate School offers are divided into four Tracks:

Irrespective of PhD track, Erasmus MC PhD candidates are welcome to follow any PhD course of interest. Erasmus MC Graduate School courses are offered via the EUR course catalogue. Please find more information about how to register for courses here.

For an overview of all the current PhD courses, please consult the item Erasmus MC Graduate School newsletter.

Required courses
There is currently only one mandatory course for all PhD candidates: Scientific Integrity. We advise to take this course in the 2nd year of the PhD project.
When applicable, the following courses are obliged as well:

Course fees
PhD courses offered by Erasmus MC Graduate School are free of charge for Erasmus MC PhD candidates1, Research Master students (electives)2and Erasmus MC employees3. A payment of €1.00 is required for administrative purposes. As PhD courses are primarily intended for PhD candidates, PhD candidates will get priority over other registrations in case of oversubscription.

Course fees for external participants:

1Erasmus MC PhD candidates have a contract with Erasmus MC or have a hospitality agreement with Erasmus MC, as the first supervisor is a professor from Erasmus MC and the PhD defence will be at Erasmus MC/EUR.
2With the exception of courses that are specifically intended for PhD candidates4. As Research Master student, please ensure that you have permission of the examination board to follow the selected course as an elective. 
3Erasmus MC employees can participate in courses free of charge, with the exception of courses that are part of an academic program (e.g., Research Master courses) or are specifically intended for PhD candidates4.
4PhD courses only for PhD candidates: Scientific Integrity, eBROK, Biomedical Writing for PhD candidates, PhD introduction session, Personal Leadership & Communication, Bayesian Statistics, Presenting Skills for PhD candidates.

Please note that there is one fee for the entire course, there is no reduction for partial participation.

Cancellation policy
Erasmus MC Graduate School charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee, with a minimum of €75, is due for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the start date. The full course fee is due for cancellations made less than 10 days before the start date, or in case of no-show without cancellation. For Erasmus MC PhD candidates the full course fee in case of the cancellation policy will be the equivalent of the number of course days times €100. All invoices will be sent to the head of department or for external participants to the e-mail address provided upon registration. Those who register for a PhD course agree with these financial conditions.