This page is especially for current PhD candidates of the graduate school WIAS. Here you can find information about the requirements from us and the forms. Please contact us if you have questions/suggestions.
Timetable PhD candidates
The general timetable for WU PhD candidates can be found here.
The specific WIAS timetable and forms can be found below.
|Before start of PhD||WIAS registration form to executive secretary|
|Language Test and/or Diploma approved by PhD services|
|Within 3 months||Introduction interview WIAs executive secretary|
|Introduction interview WIAS education coordinator|
|Within 6 months||Project proposal to executive secretary|
|First plan TSP to education coordinator|
|Within 8-14 months||Go/No-Go decision: send the result (not the form) to WIAS. Send the form to HR for employed PhD candidates|
|Within 24 months||Midterm progression form to executive secretary|
|Midterm TSP to education coordinator|
|15 weeks before defence||Final TSP to education coordinator|
|After graduation||Exit questionnaire to executive secretary|
Find all templates, forms and downloads here
WIAS PhD candidates are encouraged to pass through an education and training programme during their PhD period. The programme aims to transfer the skills and competences needed by a PhD candidate to become a professional animal scientist at the highest academic level. The programme consists of a variety of courses and activities which focus both on an in-depth training in the scientific domain of the PhD study, and on the professional skills and competences of the future PhD graduate.
To facilitate and balance the selection of courses and activities for a newly enrolled PhD candidate a Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) is developed. In the first weeks of the PhD study, the candidate composes a TSP based on learning goals which are formulated together with his/her PhD study advisor and his/her supervisor(s). To support the student in developing these learning goals, LTP (an external professional coaching organization) will invite the candidate to complete an online personal efficacy assessment in the first 4 weeks after start of the PhD study. The report of this assessment is sent to the PhD candidate and the PhD advisor for further discussion.
The TSP must be approved by the graduate school within the first 6 months after start of the PhD study. After 2 years, the PhD candidate submits an updated version of his/her TSP to the graduate school.
Wageningen University PhD Guide
For the Wageningen University PhD Guide, please check here.