The EM-SANF programme starts with a two-week introduction course in August: 'Welcome to EM-SANF', in Wageningen, the Netherlands. After this course, students follow courses in their first year at the two assigned universities (typically September to June/July). All courses during both semesters (S1 and S2) are therefore in principle ‘thesis-preparing’ courses closely linked to the future thesis work. Students follow these advanced courses to fully prepare themselves for their thesis work thereafter. Highly qualified staff incorporate new concepts within these courses using the latest insights from recently finished PhD-thesis research.
The general structure of EM-SANF is depicted in the figure below.
The complete set-up of the EM-SANF programme is shown in the table below (click to enlarge). Year 1 consists of semesters 1 and 2, year 2 consists of semesters 3 and 4.
Below you can find some brief information about the different elements of EM-SANF. In the download menu at the right of this page you can find detailed information on the different courses, internship and thesis.