Frequently asked questions LOT Schools

I’m a member of another research school, am I allowed to participate?
The LOT schools are primarily meant for graduate students. This means that the schools are open to PhD students affiliated with one of the LOT institutes or other research institutes in the world. Research master students (RM) affiliated with one of the LOT institutes or the LOT partner institutes Leuven and Gent are welcome to participate. We cannot accommodate RM students affiliated with other research institutes or students in one-year MA programs.

See LOTSchool > General info > For whom

I’m a PhD student, am I allowed to participate in a RM1 course?
PhD students and RM2 students can enroll for these courses but we cannot guarantee their participation: RM1 students have priority. This means that if you are a PhD-or RM2-student, your enrollment for an RM1-course might be cancelled. You will be notified of this prior to the school and you will get the chance to enroll in a different course.

See LOTSchool > General info > For whom

I’m a Research Master student, am I allowed to participate in a Research Discussion Group?
No, the Research Discussion Groups are open for PhD students only, since the topics of discussion are PhD's own research projects. Note that even PhD-students are not guaranteed of a place in a RDG; the teacher decides who does and who doesn't qualify. The LOT-coordinator will inform you of the teacher's verdict a month before the school.

See LOTSchool > General info > Research discussion Groups

What should I do if I want to participate in another course than I registered for ?
For changes regarding your registration, including your courses, you have to fill out another registration form.

See LOTSchool > General info > Registration

What happens if I am ill during the school?
Firstly you have to contact your lecturer to let him/her know that you are absent. In order to earn a certificate, you have to participate in all five sessions of the course. So in case of illness there is no possibility for students to earn a certificate. This is the arrangement for RM1 courses as well as regular courses.

See LOTSchool > Credit assignment

What is necessary to obtain 5 EC?
First year RM students can earn 5 EC by participating in 2 RM1 courses (2,5 EC each) in the LOT Winter School over the period of 1 week. RM students who finished two semesters of RM education and PhD students can earn 5 EC by participating in 3 regular courses (1 EC each) plus writing a paper (2 EC).

What are the requirements for writing a paper?
Specific questions with regards to LOT-papers should be directed to your local RM-coordinator. LOT only has practical guidelines (about the length and the deadline).

Will the certificates be send automatically?
At most 8 weeks after the end of the class, the students who passed will receive automatically their LOT certificate from the LOT office.

See LOTSchool > General info > Certificate & Credits