Useful information about general PhD affairs
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC) Introductory Guide for PhD students
The RUNMC Introductory Guide contains valuable information about practical issues and facilities for PhD students of the RUNMC, as well as information about the organisation of research in the RUNMC.
You can find more general information for PhD students at the website of the Radboud University Nijmegen:
Nijmegen PhD Council PON
The Nijmegen PhD Council PON (Promovendi Overleg Nijmegen) is the consultative body for all PhD students of the Radboud University Nijmegen (Medical Centre). PON's three main objectives are to inform PhD students about their rights as PhD students and the procedures with regard to obtaining a PhD, to organise social activities for PhD students, and to promote the interests of Nijmegen PhD students in the university's Works Council (OR or Ondernemingsraad). The PON also helps with practical matters related to living and working in Nijmegen. For more information, please visit www.ru.nl/pon/english/
The International Office is the university's main body to stimulate internationalisation in the broadest sense of the word. Activities of the international office include the collaboration with international academic partners, development and administration of the network, exchange programme administration, international mobility, development co-operation, and housing for international guests. Look for more information on the website www.ru.nl/io
International employees at the RUNMC
More practical information for current and future international employees of the RUNMC can be found at the website of the international office of the RUNMC: link.
All NCMLS PhD students should follow the regulations as laid out by the Radboud University Nijmegen Doctoral Regulations. In these regulations, conditions for obtaining a PhD and guidelines for the public defence of the doctoral thesis are given. It also contains specific instructions on the procedure regarding the request to defend the doctoral thesis, the thesis layout and the protocol to be followed during the graduation ceremony For more information, please see
- Dutch version: www.ru.nl/promovendi/promotiereglement/beschrijving
- English version: www.ru.nl/phd/phd/doctorate/
Joint guidelines of the Graduate Schools of the Dutch University Medical Centres (UMCs) on the PhD thesis, the PhD project, and the education of PhD students can be found here.
Reimbursement of thesis printing costs
For NCMLS PhD students, the Radboud University Nijmegen regulations for the reimbursement of thesis printing costs apply. Requests for reimbursement should be handed in within six months after the costs have been incurred. The maximum of reimbursement is 2,200 EUR for each PhD student. For further details, please consult the RUNMC introductory guide or go to www.ru.nl/promovendi.
NCMLS PhD students may apply for grants through many organisations and/or institutions. To help you start your search for a suitable grant, we have listed several useful websites:
- Dutch website: www.ru.nl/pon/promotietraject/beurzen-financiering/subsidies/
- English website: http://www.ru.nl/pon/english/information-phd/scholarships/
Grants for foreign PhD students/students in the Netherlands: www.grantfinder.nl
PhD Students Network of the Netherlands PNN (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland)
The main objective of PNN is to safeguard the interests of all PhD students, regardless of whether they are employed at a Dutch University, a University Medical Centre, or otherwise engaged with PhD research. PNN promotes the interests of PhD students at the national level. For more information, please visit the website http://www.hetpnn.nl.