FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How much is the registration fee?

  • Registration for the PhD Day costs €21.12. Early bird tickets will be sold at €15.88 (200 tickets are available). Both tickets include lunch, dinner and 1 drink. You may reclaim this via your own graduate school depending of course on your personal training budget and other regulations from your institution. 

Can I claim back the travel costs?

  • Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse your travel expenses, but some universities offer this possibility, so you should check with your own institution.

Where can I register?

When can I register?

  • Registration is open now! You can register here. There are 200 early bird tickets available, get them while they last!

Do I need to print my ticket?

  • No, you can enter the venue using the e-ticket on your smartphone or tablet (shouldn’t you have a suitable device, then you can print your PDF ticket).

Can I earn any credits?

  • With just participating in the PhD Day you earn 1 ECTS* (check with your own institution to be sure)
  • As a volunteer during the day you earn 2 ECTS* (check with your own institution to be sure)
  • If you are a member of one of the organizing committees you earn 4 ECTS
  • As member of the main organizing board you earn 6 ECTS

Do I receive a certificate of participation?

  • Yes, all PhDs attending the event receive a certificate of participation, indicating all ECTS earned.

Do I have to prepare anything for the PhD day?

  • You may read some background information on the speakers but there is no active preparation needed.

I am a Research Master student, can I join the event?

  • Yes, Research Master students, especially those finding themselves at the end of their studies, are very welcome to attend the event.

I’m a first year PhD, is this event relevant for me?

  • Absolutely, PhDs of all stages have relevance to the program since it is never too early to think about your future career opportunities and develop new and useful transferable skills.
I can only attend part of the day, should I still subscribe? Do I need to pay for the complete day?
  • You are more than welcome to join for parts of the day. Please subscribe the regular way (we cannot give refunds for part of the day).

Where can I find the program?

  • You can follow our program updates via social media and our website.

I have subscribed/registered but I changed my mind, can I get a refund?

  • Transferal of tickets to someone else is not possible.
  • Unfortunately, since the 6th of September it is impossible for us to refund tickets.

How can I volunteer?

  • Register for the event in the regular way, during the procedure there will be an option to sign up as a volunteer. We will select the volunteers at the end of August/beginning of September. The ticket price of selected volunteers will be reimbursed and they will earn 2 ECTS. (ECTs for this year might still change)

Are all the workshops and lectures in English?

  • Yes, all workshops and lectures are in English

I want to be part of the organization next year, what to do?

  • Awesome! We welcome all of you to consider being a member next year to get to know fellow PhDs, learn new skills and enjoy organizing one of the biggest academic events in the country! Please send an e-mail to phdday@rug.nl with the topic “committee 2019-2020”, including a brief motivation text.