Registration and forms


Admission criteria CTO program
PhD candidates have to meet the admission criteria as formulated by the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University. 


PhD studies at Utrecht University   

Graduate School of Life Sciences  


PhD candidates have to participate in (clinical) cancer-research projects carried out in, or associated with one of the departments of the UMC Utrecht, Faculty of Science/Biology (UU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UU) or the Hubrecht Laboratory. Minimum number of PhD years is two.


Registration CTO PhD program and MyPhD
Within one month after the start of their PhD project, all PhD candidates have to register at MyPhD (the earlier hardcopy of the TSA form is not necessary anymore, this form is included in MyPhD). In MyPhD you can choose the PhD program you would like to join.

Separately from registering in MyPhD the PhD student has to fill in the CTO registration form and send this to the secretariat of the CTO PhD program (this also can be done by email:, together with a course plan. Without this registration form/course plan the registration is not complete and/or definite!


Exemption and Admission to Doctoral Studies
Immediately upon approval of the training program, the PhD candidate has to request "Exemption and Admission to Doctoral Studies" (NL: "Verzoek tot ontheffing en toelating tot de promotie"). The request can be made via the following UU website:  Doctoral Programmes at University Utrecht


Monitoring is performed according to the procedures proposed by the GS-LS. The PhD candidate receives guidance on a regular basis by his/her supervisors. On a yearly basis the supervisors evaluates the progress of the research project and training program. The PhD candidate documents this yearly evaluation in a written report. The yearly report is sent to the program coordinator.



*Please only register for a course when the course is open for registration


Introduction course “Hot and Happening”

5 consecutive Friday mornings from June 4 through July 2 2021 


Advanced Molecular Pathology Course

21-22-23 June 2021

Quotes course 2019:

"Very nice and complete course in molecular pathology. Definitely worth to take the 3 days off from work!"

"Well organized, good speakers and large variety of topics."

"It gave excellent background into the research that I am in."


Translational Immuno-oncology: cancer & immune therapies from bench to bedside

15-16-17 November 2021

Quotes course 2019:

"I learned a lot about the field of immuno-oncology and the diverse presentations were very nice."

"Really useful to get an overview of immuno oncology"

"Good quality speakers, lots of variation and overall good organization."

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