Finishing a PhD

VLAG education certificate


To obtain the VLAG education certificate at your graduation, you have to send your list of educational activities to your contact person at the VLAG secretariat as soon as your graduation date is fixed. The education coordinator can then judge whether the requirements for the VLAG certificate are met.
The format of this list is equal to the format used for the update of the TSP, but instead of the planned educational activities, state the finished educational activities.
Also include the following in your email:

  • graduation date and time
  • title of the thesis
  • thesis supervisors and co-supervisors
  • place and date of birth

Send your request to Yvonne Smolders

Educational programme & printed thesis


The Doctorate Conferral Regulations (Promotiereglement) state that the completed educational activities must be reported on the next-to-last page preferably on a single page according to the format of the Graduate School if the doctoral student has obtained the Education Certificate of the Graduate School

    This list can be a simplified version of the educational programme used to obtain the VLAG education certificate. It is sufficient to specify the kind of course (discipline specific activities, general courses, optional courses and activities) and the year in which the course was attended. Use the English language, and avoid using abbreviations that can only be understood by specialist.
    The title of this page in the printed thesis should be: “Overview of completed training activities”.

    More information can be found in the Doctorate Conferral Regulations on the Wageningen University website.