WIMEK PhD procedure

This timetable shows the steps of your PhD Programme with WIMEK.

When Action
Start PhD project Registration at department: PhD contract (for PhD candidates not financed by WU or NWO)
Please read Preparing for your PhD for more information about for instance housing and visas
If applicable: payment of tuition fee (guest PhDs, sandwich PhDs with third flow funding)
Registration with WIMEK: registration form
You receive an invitation for the WIMEK introduction meeting
If you want to take BSc of MSc courses or want a Students sports card (and are not emplyed at WageningenUR), send us a request
Within 6 months Fill out your first draft of the TSP (WIMEK TSP form) and discuss it with your supervisor(s)
Official submission (at wimek@wur.nl) & formal approval of the TSP
>> TSP requirements
Write your research proposal
Submission research proposal by supervisor(s)
Assessment research proposal by WIMEK by external reviewers
Approval of research proposal by WIMEK
Ca. 12 months Formal admittance to the PhD programme. Required: 1) Approval of Masters degree or completed Qualifying Exam; 2) Meet language requirements; 3) Approved TSP; 4) Approved research proposal; 5) Positive Go/No-go evaluation by supervisor. See also website WU
Evaluation form go/no-go decision for PhD candidates
N.B.: Check if you/your supervisor has a letter from SSC certifying that you have been admitted to the PhD programme.
During project Monitoring at 9 months and at 2, 3, 4 (etc.) years
Please use the monitoring form to prepare for your evaluation meetings with your supervisor
Final year Read the doctoral degree regulations again
Find the way your future opponents will assess the quality of your thesis in Appendix 6 of the doctoral degree regulations
Wageningen Graduate School organizes a Last Stretch session to explain the final 6 months (https://wgs.crs.wur.nl/)
At least 15 weeks before graduation Send your application for a WIMEK-SENSE diploma to wimek@wur.nl
Diploma application form
Ca. at the time of graduation Registration as WIMEK alumnus