The DISC course program is organized in three 8-week trimesters per year (September-October; January March; April-May). In these periods courses a organized one day a week on Mondays in a central location in Utrecht. In general two courses run in parallel: one morning course (10.15h-12.30h) and one afternoon course (13.45h-16.00h). All courses are taught in English.
The fee for taking or auditing a full DISC course is EUR 250,- for a 3 ECTS course and EUR 450,- for a 6 ECTS course. The fee is waived for registered DISC students/members. Participants can register on the DISC website http://disc-courseplatform.nl or send an email to the DISC secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All courses provide the students with homework sets that have to be handed in timely for formal completion of the course and for obtaining a grade. Full credit points are only awarded to students that have attended the course (auditing) and that have completed the homework sets with a sufficient grade. Auditing a course only (without handing in the homework sets) is rewarded with a reduced-rate EC: 1 credit for a 4-week course and 1,5 credit for a 8-week course. In order to receive credits all lectures should be attended. Exemption can only be made by informing the DISC secretariat in writing.
For each completed course participants receive a written acknowledgement of participation that includes the obtained grade and the awarded credits.
A DISC-certificate is handed out when 27 ECTS are completed, of which at least 13.5 ECTS are obtained on the basis of DISC-courses, maximally 12 ECTS can be obtained through courses of other graduate schools in the field and maximally 6 ECTS are obtained through other courses that are approved by the research supervisor.