Euron certificate

In addition to the local university PhD degree, EURON offers an additional EURON PhD Certificate of Excellence, which will be awarded if the PhD student fulfils the required criteria in terms of scientific publications, international mobility and training. The EURON PhD Certificate of Excellence is recognized by the Governing Boards of the participating universities. Since one important requirement for the certificate is mobility, PhD students are encouraged to spend a period of at least 3 months abroad to receive international experience.

EURON PhD students may obtain a EURON certificate if they meet the following requirements:

*1 ECTS is equal with 28 hours of work (including preparatory work and assignments)
**For 1st /last authorship of original research paper: Journal Impact Factor; for co-authorship: 0,5 x Journal Impact Factor; for 1st /last authorship of review paper: 0,25 x Journal Impact Factor

Additional information
The PhD student and his/her supervisor have to contact the coordinating office by the end of the PhD project, but before the PhD defense, to evaluate the curriculum of the candidate. The certificate will be awarded during the defense ceremony by the supervisor or a EURON representative as member of the dissertation defense committee. A supplementary document will be added to the certificate mentioning the activities and ECTS obtained. Additional educational and other activities (without ECTS) may be added to the certificate.

For more information on certification, contact the EURON office (



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