Guidelines when taking a MOOC/Online course

  • Consult with your supervisor first before enrolling into a MOOC/Online course that you want to use as part of your DE programme.
  • Courses should be on an intermediate or advanced level, preferably tailored for PhD candidates who already have a MSc.
  • Contact your department to see whether they can pay for the possible costs involved (course registration, certificates).
  • To determine the amount of credits: please follow the guidelines in the document Requirements, Conditions & Costs: “If you follow an online course, you can calculate the number of GS credits by dividing the study load, stated on the organizer’s website, in hours by 12 (e.g., A study load of 24 hours would be equal to 2 GS credits)”
  • There is a maximum of 5 credits for any given course.
  • Pursue a certificate.
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