Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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 students’ 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.
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 can contact LOT at email@example.com. Changes can be made until no later than 14 days before the start of the school.
What happens if I am ill during the school?
Please contact the LOT Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your LOT 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.
What is necessary to obtain 5 EC?
For RM1 students, you can take up to two RM1 courses and do the corresponding assignments during the Winter School for 2.5 EC each.
For RM2 students and PhD students, you can take up to three regular courses for 1 EC each, and optionally write a paper for one of these courses for an additional 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).
Papers can only be submitted by participants who are affiliated with one of the LOT institutes.
Will the certificates be sent automatically?
Around 8 weeks after the end of the school, students who have passed their course will automatically receive the LOT certificate from the LOT office.