Erasmus Graduate School of Law has the task of guiding PhD researchers through their PhD trajectory towards successfully completing their doctoral thesis.
By offering a comprehensive educational programme, monitoring the progress of the research and assisting PhD researchers throughout their PhD track, EGSL strives to offer a supportive, inspiring and dynamic research and work environment. That environment should enable PhD researchers to thrive and get the most out of their time as PhD researchers and prepare themselves for a future career in a variety of legal professions (in and outside academia).
For full-time PhD researchers, a PhD project shall last up to 4 years (in some cases 3 years). External and part-time PhD researchers are expected to deliver their thesis in 6 years.
EGSL has established a two-phased structure for the four-year doctoral programme: a probationary phase of 18 months, followed by the remaining 30 months of the doctoral programme. A go/no-go evaluation after one year forms the bridge between the probationary phase and the second phase. The probationary period for external and part-time PhD researchers is 20 months, with an evaluation after 18 months.
For a schematic overview of the EGSL policy (requirements, educational programme and monitoring), click here for the flowchart.