PhD research

Q: who must i ask for permission to publish my result findings.

A: You must ask your supervisor for permission to publish research findings.

Q: What is the role of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) in my PhD?

A: The GSMS is the entity within the UMCG responsible for the coordination of the training and education of research master and PhD students. You may turn to the GSMS with questions, for example, about registration, courses, supervision, etc. Additionally, we facilitate admission and, for example, may bring you in touch with relevant researchers or provide support letters for funding.

Q: What is the structure of a PhD at the UMCG?

A: PhD research at Groningen takes the form of a very flexible, individualized, tailor-made program of a maximum of four years. You will dedicate about 90% of your time to research, and only 10% to coursework. Courses support your research. 

Q: What is the first step to obtain a PhD position?

A: The first prerequisite is that you locate a researcher who may supervise you for your PhD studies. If we do not have research expertise in your area, Groningen would not be the place for you. Your acceptance is thus depending on whether we have research expertise, and whether the Principal Investigator working in that area is confident that you have the quality and motivation to become a PhD student. You may browse our  research institutes  to see if our topics match with your interests and contact the Principal Investigator yourself or have us introduce you. In any case always include an English-language CV and a summary of your research expertise in your communications. 

Q: How do I fund my PhD?

A: There are several opportunities. The first is that your prospective supervisor has obtained funding (e.g. from the EU, Industry) to hire a PhD student to carry out a certain research project. You will need to apply to this position like a job application and compete with other candidates from all over the world. The Graduate School does not have an overview of all opportunities and you need to inquire with the Principal Investigator. The second is that you bring your own funding and apply to, for example, scholarship programs from your own country. The second option also gives you a bit more liberty to design a project tailored to your interests, of course in consultation with your supervisor. A third, alternative route may therefore be to first enroll in one of our  master programs . If you then belong to the best-performing students in your class you will be offered a fully funded PhD position by the UMCG to carry out a PhD project you designed yourself

Q: Are there deadlines to apply to a PhD position?

A: The GSMS does not apply any deadlines itself, because of the flexible structure of the PhD. You do need to be aware however of deadlines for particular positions or application periods of scholarship agencies

Q: I have found a position, when do I start my PhD?

A: As mentioned, the structure of a PhD is very flexible, so in principle you start on the date that you and your supervisor agreed upon. You do need to take into account however, that you and the UMCG need time to arrange practicalities such as visa (in case you have a non-EU nationality) and you will need to fulfill certain requirements in order to be allowed to work at the UMCG. Finally, we assist in finding appropriate housing - but be warned! Housing is difficult to come by in our city, with 25% of the population being students. So start looking early. We at least take an ideal period of four months in between the decision to admit you and your actual arrival to the UMCG

Q: How about visa and accommodation?

A: As already mentioned we need at least four months between when you are admitted and when you can actually start. The main reasons for this are:

  • Visa: in case you do not have an EU nationality the university needs to apply to a long-stay visa for you, never apply to a visa yourself in case of a stay over 90 days!
  • Housing: you need a place to live. The university will guide you in this process, but you yourself are ultimately responsible for finding accommodation. Please allow yourself sufficient time to do so!
  • Studying/doing research at the UMCG: in order to work at our University Medical Center you need to fulfill some specific requirements in relation to health in order to keep our hospital environment a safe place for our patients. This means that you will need to be clear of TB and MRSA - our International Office will inform you of the details when relevant

Our Immigration Service Desk arranges all visa matters: contact them in case of questions.

Q: What will the process of my PhD thesis look like?"

A: After a maximum of four years, your thesis will consist of approximately four to five experimental chapters, of which at least two should already have been published (or accepted) as peer-reviewed articles, preferably in top-25% journals, at the time of your defense.

Q: How do you guarantee the quality of my supervisor?

A: Every year the academic output of our researchers is measured, and only those who have published at least eight peer-reviewed research articles in journals that belong to the top 25% of a relevant ISI-field over the past  three years qualify as Principal Investigators (PI). The PI who is to be your PhD supervisor is considered by us to hold the primary responsibility for your selection to our PhD program, a decision which will be based both on your academic quality and motivation, as well as your English skills

Q: When can a 3-year GSMS PhD scholarship be extended?

A: PhD scholarship students who received a 3-year PhD scholarship from the GSMS may obtain an extension of their scholarship with a 4th year when, after about 1.5 – 2.0 years, there are convincing reasons to believe that the PhD student may achieve a cum laude PhD defence. The 1st promotor should in that case sent a request to the director of the GSMS. The PhD student needs to provide an overview of the research performed and a plan for the remaining part of the PhD trajectory. The PhD student will present the results of his/her research and defend the plan for a committee. The members of the committee are preferably also the members forming the future PhD defence assessment committee. The director of the GSMS will decide on the request based on the advice of the assessment committee.

Q: Where can I arrange to get work clothes?

A: If you need work clothes (e.g. a lab coat) during your PhD programme, the department will make an application on your behalf. Please contact  [email protected]  for more information.

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  1. GSMS Information

    The GSMS PhD Council and the GSMS are aware of these issues and are now in the process of resolving them. Hora Finita. Hora Finita is the platform used to manage all PhD related documentation (ECs, R&D Meetings, Portfolio etc). Most courses will automatically synchronise with Hora Finita, but on occasion you may need to upload a certificate.

  2. My PhD: general information › Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) is home to more than a thousand PhD candidates. It is the largest Graduate School of the University of Groningen (UG) with about 290 PhD thesis defenses in 2021. PhD candidates registered at the GSMS who defend their thesis account for more than 40% of the University's total.

  3. Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    About the GSMS The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) is the largest Graduate School of the University of Groningen. The GSMS is responsible for the selective masters and PhD education programmes within the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). Research within the UMCG ranges from fundamental to patient-oriented (clinical) research.

  4. PhD Development Training

    PhD students who have completed their development training receive a certificate from the GSMS. This certificate can be useful as proof of skills acquired, for instance in job applications (this is sometimes even mandatory for postdoc positions, especially ones abroad). The GSMS offers more than 60 courses for free.

  5. PhD Development Training

    The GSMS invites PhD students to shape their learning trajectories by selecting courses and activities based on the competences that they wish to develop (test your competences here). A certificate from the GSMS will be handed over when the requirements for the PhD Development Training are met.

  6. Tips and Tricks

    PhD students can declare up to 600 euros for conferences they have participated in per calendar year. You should fill out the reimbursement form and send it to the GSMS secretary respective to your research institute (a central e-mail address for claims: [email protected] NB. BCN is an exception).

  7. (D)MD/PhD programme

    The GSMS is committed to offering a high-quality training environment for its PhD students, making sure that students also develop professional and personal competences that go beyond scientific knowledge.

  8. About

    The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) PhD Council of the University of Groningen represents the interests of all PhD students/candidates enrolled within the GSMS. In order to achieve this, the GSMS PhD Council: gathers information from the PhDs enrolled in the GSMS about needs and wishes for further improvement. coordinates with the ...

  9. PhD registration and MyUniversity

    All PhD candidates from the Faculty of Medical Sciences need to be registered at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS). It is important that you do this as soon as possible (within one month after starting the doctoral research).

  10. PhD opportunities

    Why pursue a PhD at the GSMS? Internationally oriented At the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, we are working with people from all over the world. All of our postgraduate programmes are taught in English and more than half of our doctoral students are international!

  11. Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    The Graduate School of Medical Sciences aims to offer high-quality training to all our PhD students. Our PhD programmes enable you to: Perform world-class research at a top 100 university (UG); Participate in an international network of people from all over the world; Participate in personalized programmes, in which you can develop your own ...

  12. CSC China

    You can find the outline of the PhD curriculum in the PhD Study Guide . Chinese students applying for a PhD position through the China Scholarship Council must meet the following requirements: You are a Chinese student graduated from a Chinese or international university

  13. Meet the GSMS › Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    The GSMS is responsible for all Research Master and PhD education and training programmes within the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). Master programmes offered by the GSMS: Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology International Master in Innovative Medicine Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment ( watch the video here)

  14. My PhD: opportunities › Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) may offer different opportunities to you as a prospective PhD student. Support ranges from locating potential supervisors to tailor-made advice in line with the funding structures you may have access to. The international section of the GSMS is able to provide assistance in case of questions in ...

  15. Institutes Info

    The GUIDE PhD Council is a newly formed council aiming to better represent GUIDE PhDs and to collaborate with the GUIDE organisation in order to offer the best training and networking opportunities for GUIDE PhDs. ... GSMS PhD council. Seminars symposia (e.g. the SHARE Day, organized every November), and social activities ...

  16. PhD research › Graduate School of Medical Sciences

    A: The GSMS does not apply any deadlines itself, because of the flexible structure of the PhD. You do need to be aware however of deadlines for particular positions or application periods of scholarship agencies Q: I have found a position, when do I start my PhD?

  17. PDF PhD Development Training

    The GSMS invites PhD students to shape their learning trajectories by selecting courses and activities based on the competences that they wish to develop (test your competences here). A certificate from the GSMS will be handed over when the requirements for the PhD Development Training are met.

  18. PhD Support

    In this position she guided many PhD students throughout their trajectory. Since 2019, she has been the GSMS PhD councelor and PhD confidential advisor. To make a confidential appointment with Stella, please send an email to: ... guide and support in situations concerning undesirable behavior/social safety (discrimination, aggression, [sexual ...

  19. GSMS Suggestions

    The aim of the PhD Council is to be the bridge between the PhD students and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences. We have regular meetings with the GSMS to discuss issues that PhD's are facing and possible solutions to these problems. Many of the issues we discuss are things that we have heard from our colleagues or experienced ourselves.

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  21. Application › Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy

    After having obtained a Diploma or Master Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Pharmacy, Chemical and Bioengineering, Materials Science, Molecular Science, and related fields, you can apply to become a member of the Graduate School Molecular Science. Please note that the GSMS is an excellence program - your marks must be outstanding to have ...

  22. About GSMS › Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy

    The Graduate School was founded as a public-law institution of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2008. The GSMS is part of the Excellence Initiative "Bayern exzellent" of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and an cooperation of three departments within the School of Natural Sciences and the School of ...

  23. LibGuides: Researchers Guide: Data management

    In the planning phase of a research project, data management includes composing a Data Management Plan (DMP). It is recommended that all PhD students and researchers at the UMCG and University of Groningen make a DMP. Most funders (ZonMW, NWO, Horizon2020) also require DMPs as part of research project applications and these funders all have ...

  24. PhD FAQs

    17. In summary, PhD stipends are really not that different to grad starting salaries. Please don't be put off from a PhD simply because for a few years you might be earning a bit less than if you were working in another job. Depending on what you want to do with your career, having a CV may lead to higher salaries.