Requirements for admission – entry level
Admission to the PET programme is open to all graduates with a university degree in biomedical, natural, veterinary or agricultural sciences and who have a sufficient background in biology or chemistry. Applicants, who have not previously obtained sufficient general basic knowledge on toxicology via an appropriate MSc programme, will be required to start the PET programme with the course on General Toxicology. Successful completion of this introductory module may be required for enrolment in other PET modules.
Applicants, who wish to enrol in the PET programme for the purpose of professional recognition and registration by the Netherlands Society of Toxicology (NVT) should consult the NVT website first, to arrange for a supervisor and a personal training programme before requesting admission to the PET programme. If you need assistance in this respect please contact the PET office.
You may request admission to one or more modules or to the entire PET programme by completing an application form and by submitting the form together with a concise CV to the PET office. For admission, your background in toxicology is of particular interest. Once admitted, enrolment proceeds on a first-come first-serve basis. For more details please also read the General Conditions of the PET programme.
Please note: Cancellations should always be sent to the PET office. When received up to one month before the starting date of the course, cancellations are free of charge. For cancellations received between one month and two weeks before the starting date of the course, 50% of the course fee will be charged, thereafter the full course fee will be charged.
Planning of your training programme
The various modules of the PET programme are offered once a year or every other year and each module is subject to cancellation up to one month before its starting date, when the number of applications is below the minimum required. Therefore, it is important to consult the Programme Schedule for a careful planning of your training. In addition, it is strongly recommended to finalise the module ‘General Toxicology’ first. Applicants who fail to demonstrate sufficient background knowledge, either by a degree from an appropriate MSc programme or by successful completion of the course on General Toxicology, may be denied access to other PET modules.
Participants completing the theoretical programme will be given the opportunity to take part in two consecutive internships of six months each, in order to obtain hands-on experience in applied research, risk assessment, consultancy and/or the management of toxic substances. The participant, the organization offering the internship, and the PET coordinator will jointly decide how this opportunity for individual specialization can best be exploited. Decisions about internships should preferably be taken at the start of the training programme.