The FSE STEM Graduate school is an umbrella organisation for all PhD students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), comprising about 65 internal and over 30 external PhD students, and rapidly growing. The FSE STEM Graduate school optimises education and training of PhD students, organises workshops, facilitates and monitors the quality and progress of research projects.
PhD students at the FSE STEM Graduate school have all facilities of the Faculty of Science and Engineering to their disposal.
All PhD vacancies are posted on Academic Transfer
Regulation governing the attainment of doctoral degrees
Promotiereglement UM (Dutch version: in case of conflict this version will be referred to)
All education within the FSE STEM Graduate school is designed to provide PhD students with transferable skills during and beyond their PhD project. FSE cooperates with Graduate schools and institutes to provide content within the context of the chosen topic.
PhD students at STEM GS have access to courses from:
UM centrally organised PhD training on ethics, open science and impact and communication (as from 2021)
Internal PhD candidates have an estimated allowance of up to €4000 for courses, work visit, and conferences during their 4 year PhD track. Other type of PhD students may request an allowance on an individual basis.
Besides the membership in the FSE STEM Graduate school, PhD students can be affiliated to various FSE institutions and associated research institutes and schools.
Many institute and school courses are also open to PHD students who are not members.
Research schools include:
FSE has extensive research laboratories with cutting-edge equipment and apparatus.
PhD students employed by or posted at the Faculty of Science and Engineering can use all facilities, and external PhD students can send a request for use of the research laboratories to the lab coordinator in coordination.