Graduate School


The Graduate School offers three types of courses.

Mandatory courses

  • PhD studentsFive times per year, Leiden University and LUMC organize an introductory meeting for PhD students. In an informal environment you will learn about Leiden University, general aspects of doctoral research and scientific conduct, and you will get to meet other LUMC and UL PhD students from all kinds of disciplines. Registration via the form on the meeting's webpage. Participation is only possible when you are inscribed. The meeting is from 14.00-18.30 and you need to be present until at least 17.30. If you know that you cannot stay until that time, it is better to register for another date. Sign in and sign out at the registration desk.  
  • The course Basic Methods and Reasoning in Biostatistics is a one week course on biostatistical methods where you will learn how to interpret statistical results. The course is followed by an exam.
  • The online eBROK course (basis regulations in the organization of clinical research), including an exam and a one day center-specific meeting, is mandatory for all PhD students. The eBROK-course is available in Dutch and in English. The center-specific meeting at LUMC is only in English.
The completion of these courses and/or motivated exemption requests must be registered in the Supervision and Portfolio part of the Graduate School Module (Converis).

Generic/transferable skill courses

General courses to enhance your general skills, like: scientific writing, presentation and personal effectiveness and communication.

Research profile/Disciplinary courses

Research profile/Disciplinary courses are organized by the 7 Medical Research Profiles of LUMC. They are meant for all PhD students to broaden their scientific scope and skills. 

For an overview of available courses see Help in Converis.