Since 2014 TRAIL offers her PhD students the opportunity to receive a TRAIL diploma. We think this increases the market value of TRAIL PhD students.
PhD students who follow and pass (course assignments) a full education program of at least 15 ECTS (of 28 hours each) of TIL-courses receive a TRAIL diploma listing these courses. Two Basic courses are mandatory: ‘TRAIL Fundamental Domain Knowledge’ and ‘TRAIL Theories and Methods’.
TRAIL is pleased if PhD students (and their supervisors) decide to go for the TRAIL diploma. As far as TRAIL is concerned, PhD students can decide upon the choice for the diploma-option before starting to do research, but also in a later stage. Note that supervisors and local Graduate Schools can have related requirements.
PhD students who follow only one or more TIL-courses receive a certificate per course. If they successfully pass the course assignment, this will be made explicit on the certificate.