Once the PhD candidate has started the PhD project and has met the entry requirements, the following criteria must be complied with in order to be fully admitted to the PhD programme:
Three months after the start of the PhD programme, the candidate submits a Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) to the Graduate School. See the website of the associated Graduate School for the TSP form, specific procedures and requirements.
Approved project proposal
Within 6 months after the start of the PhD programme a full PhD project proposal must be submitted to the Graduate School. The Graduate School sends the submitted proposals for peer review where it is evaluated on scientific quality, innovativeness and feasibility of the intended/presented research. See the website of the associated Graduate School for the project proposal form, specific procedures and requirements
Pass the Go/No-Go Evaluation
The Go/No-Go evaluation has to be taken within 8-14 months after the start of the PhD project. A PhD candidate with an employment contract needs formal admission in order to receive contract extension for the rest of the PhD project. In both cases (Go or No-Go), the Graduate School needs to be informed. The latest version of the WU Go / No-go evaluation form including instructions can be found here
In the case of a no-go decision, the PhD project will be terminated and the PhD candidate cannot continue or re-enter the Wageningen University PhD programme. In the case of an employment contract, this will not be extended.
Within six weeks after a no-go decision, the PhD candidate can submit a request for mediation or complaint handling to the Academic Board. The appeal will be handled according to the procedures described in the Doctoral Degree Regulations of Wageningen University.