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PhD representative
The PhD students of the LNMB have elected a PhD representative. The representative attends the board meetings of the LNMB and can be contacted if you want to provide input for the LNMB PhD program. The current PhD representative is
Ties Schalij (Tilburg University),

PhD Courses

The LNMB offers a biennial PhD program. The academic year is composed of three trimesters, each having a duration of 9 or 10 weeks. The 10th week is reserved as a back up in case one of the lectures in the first 9 weeks must be cancelled.

PhD course program 2023/2024

First Trimester (September 11 – November 13)
Second Trimester (November 20 – December 18 and January 22 – February 26) Third Trimester (March 4 – March 25, April 8 – May 13)


If you are a new PhD student (haven't attended LNMB PhD lectures before), please first complete the Form for New PhD students. Then you can register for any of the courses in the program. If you have attended LNMB PhD courses before, you can directly register for the courses:

Registration for the courses: Please register at your earliest convenience to make sure you obtain the needed information prior to the start of the course (including the links to the video lectures). Late registration is possible up to the fourth lecture, after which the registration system no longer accepts further registrations. For external students, if you wish to drop the course, please cancel your registration within the same deadline.

Time-Table of the PhD courses
The courses are given on Mondays according to the following schedule:

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
11.00 - 12.45 Course AsQT Course IntPM *
Course AGT
12.45 - 13.15 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
13.15 - 15.00 Course AC *
Course NCG
Course RO
15.15 - 17.00 Course IPM
Course ATS
Course SP

* In cooperation with DIAMANT

The courses will be given at the Campus Utrecht Science Park again; if needed some lectures can be online. Upon registration for a course, participants receive a confirmation by email from an automated system. In the first week of September the latest information will be sent to all participants.

The credits for participants who have passed the exercises successfully are 4 EC per course. In case the courses are only attended (on campus), or when the exercises are not passed successfully, then the workload is set at 1 EC. At the end of each course the participants, who passed the exercises successfully, receive a certificate with the grade and the credits involved. Participants who qualify for 1 EC can receive a certificate on their request.

After the course every participant is asked to fill in an evaluation form which will be distributed around two weeks after the course.

Indicative PhD Course program 2024/2025

The PhD program has a cycle of two years. The program of the PhD courses of the year 2022/2023 can be found here. This program gives an indication of the program for 2024/2025.