Training Opportunities

The aim of this program is to provide complementary training in addition to the training that PhD students receive at their home institution. It will prepare & enable students to successfully navigate their PhD research at their home institutions & to make the most of it. This support program is
specifically designed for
1st year human nutrition/dietetics PhD students. It includes a number of core methodological modules that are indispensable for the successful completion of a PhD.

PhD SUPPORT PROGRAM: The Program will focus on specific elements of the research process, from protocol writing to analysis and publication of the results.


  • Application process from February 2024
  • Online/distance learning: 8 July – 16 September 2024
  • 6-day full-time face-to-face meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa. From: 13-18 October 2024

TUITION FEE: The tuition fee is €1500.00. This tuition fee includes the following:

  • Access to the 10 week online modules (with weekly virtual face-to-face sessions), as well as printed material.
  • 6 day face-to-face meeting on campus in Potchefstroom.
  • Conference bag.

ACCOMMODATION FEE: The accommodation fee is €750. This fee includes the following:

  • Transport to and from the Airport, as well as transport in Potchefstroom.
  • 7 night accommodation at the Sports Village
  • All meals are included, as well as coffee breaks.

LANGUAGE: It is expected of all applicants to be fluent in English.

GRANTS: A limited number of grants are available for participants with the support of SuNREA. These grants cover the tuition fee and the
accommodation fee.

If you are interested in applying for the program, please send an email to


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