Being a NETHUR PhD member involves participating in education, i.e. all Core Courses, at least two schools and other education modules, with a total study load of 900 hours or 33.3 ECTS. A PhD member who complies with the requirements of the Education Programme will obtain a NETHUR diploma after completion of their PhD project.

The NETHUR office keeps a record of the courses and schools the PhD members attend, but it is also recommended that they keep track of progression themselves. This is especially important with respect to attended courses, workshops, conferences et cetera outside NETHUR. The PhD students have to hand in the certificates of courses attended elsewhere. 

NETHUR education, including supervision, should be well planned. The PhD student and his supervisor(s) therefore draw up an Education and Supervision Plan, which must be submitted to the NETHUR Office before membership can be finalised.

Progression on the PhD project and the Education and Supervision Plan is monitored yearly. Each (calendar) year the PhD members receive a form Yearly Progress Report, which they have to complete and return to the NETHUR Office.

All NETHUR education requirements are laid down in the PhD Protocol.