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PhD Introductory meeting

Your career as a PhD candidate at Leiden University or Leiden University Medical Center starts with the introductory meeting. These meetings are organised five times a year, and are compulsory for all new PhD candidates. You preferably attend the meeting within the first 2-3 months after registration.

PhD Introductory meeting

New PhD candidates can sign up for the PhD Introductory meeting via Self Service

Sign up (Self Service)

No access to Self Service (yet) ore are you employed at LUMC? please register via this form.


At this moment the introductory meeting is online (13:30 - 16:00).

First of all, the Executive Board will welcome you as a new scientist. Subsequently, several speakers will discuss subjects that will help you to become part of our academic community. For instance, there will be presentations on scientific integrity and special courses for PhD candidates.

Studyload in Lucris

Participation in the introductory meeting carries a study load/workload of five hours.Your attendance is tracked online and automatically processed in LUCRIS (Converis).


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