From January 1st 2015 onwards, the VU/VUmc will have new Doctoral Regulations.
Two important things are changed in these new regulations:
1. Everybody should have a Training and Guidance plan (Opleidings- en Begeleidingsplan)
2. Every PhD Candidate will be required to obtain 30 ECTS (=840 hours) of training (all faculties and research institutes will have their own interpretation)
However: This latter rule does not have approval of the VU Works Council yet! This rule (Article 15 of the new Regulations) will be discussed in November and December in the Works Council.
We will keep everyone updated!
These new Doctoral Regulations do not apply for PhD Candidates who have submitted, or will submit, their Form 1 (to apply for your defense) before January 1st 2015.
Please find Form 1 here.