Doctoral education

Doctoral education programme

PhD candidates

The Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH) offers four types of courses to PhD candidates: 1) courses that strengthen multidisciplinary thinking and collaboration; 2) methodology courses; 3) process support courses, and; 4) courses that will help you to advance your academic and professional skills.

PhD course guide


The Graduate School advises PhD candidates to enrol in close consultation with their doctoral supervisor. This ensures that the selected courses and workshops fit the Training and Supervision Plan (TSP). The Graduate School also recommends that at least 30 ECTS in the TSP should be dedicated to PhD training. Consult the TSP page for an overview of the formal requirements per department.

Select courses from the online PhD course guide

Doctoral regulations

Dutch: 'promotiereglement'

Several elements of the Erasmus University Rotterdam doctoral regulations (Dutch: 'promotiereglement') pertain to PhD training. These are the most important elements:

  1. Training and Supervision Plan (TSP)
  2. Declaration of Scientific Integrity (DSI) (Dutch: 'integriteitsverklaring')
  3. Reference check (Dutch: 'plagiaatscan')