PhD students who finished their PhD thesis, who have attended at least 8 symposia/workshops (8 ECTS), and have given at least one presentation in English about their own research at an EPP-meeting, will receive a certificate from the school.
For attending a two-day symposium you obtain 1 ECTS, and for a one-day symposium 1/2 ECTS. As of 2016, you are allowed to obtain a maximum of 1 credit from an external course. 7 ECTS have to be obtained by taking part in EPP symposia. The chairman of the educational committee decides whether the external course meets the criteria for counting towards the 8 ECTS. To have your external course considered you should send a participation certificate and program to the EPP secretary.
Note. The course Good Scientific Practice/Better Science is mandatory for EPP PhD students who have been appointed as of the academic year 2012-2013 or later. This symposium will be offered once every two years.