The PhD programme (240 ECTS) is based primarily upon the student conducting original, hands-on research (180 ECTS), but courses and other activities contributing to (i) support students in their scientific research available in the different Schools, (ii) training on transferable skills, (iii) rules concerning ethics and responsible conduct in research will be available during the duration of the programme, and (iv) presentation by the students of their research project thesis proposal to the PhD Thesis Committee (making a total of 60 ECTS).

The final curricular structure chosen for each student must comply with the specific regulations of each partner Institution awarding the PhD degree.