3.7 Mobility and Placement

(1)
Doctoral candidates must select at least two European partner universities and stay at least two semesters at each of them. These are called the selected universities of the candidate. The first selected university must be selected prior to enrollment; the second selected university must be selected within the first semester. If successful, doctoral candidates will receive a joint PhD degree from the selected universities.

(2)
At the end of the application procedure, successful applicants will be placed, that is, the following will be determined:
  1. the first selected university, and a suggestion for the second selected university,
  2. the first supervisor from the first selected university, and a suggestion for a second supervisor from the second selected university, and
  3. a research area.

(3)
Doctoral candidates can only select a partner university if a professor or qualified senior scientist of the partner university has agreed to supervise the candidate and the partner university accepts the candidate as a doctoral candidate. The statements of agreement and acceptance of the first selected university must be obtained during the evaluation of the application within the selection process prior to enrollment as doctoral candidate.

(4)
Enrolled doctoral candidates will be entered into a doctoral candidate list maintained by the coordinator. In addition, they will be registered in the corresponding PhD programs at their selected universities.

(5)
The decision about the second university and second supervisor must be finalized within the first semester.

(6)
Doctoral candidates must choose between the foundation track and the application-oriented track, and, depending on this choice, select an associated partner research institution or an associated industrial partner, respectively, where they have to stay for at least 3 months. These selections have to be made within the first semester.

(7)
Doctoral candidates can only select an associated partner institution, if a professor or qualified senior scientist of the partner institution has agreed to advise the candidate.