Short Course On Campus


Utrecht University

14 days
1600 EUR/full
1600 EUR/full
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The Ecotoxicology course offered by Utrecht University, provides basic ecotoxicological training for PhD students and scientists from universities and research institutes who in the future will be involved in ecotoxicological research


Key facts:

  • The Ecotoxicology course offered by Utrecht University, is also suitable for industrial and governmental researchers, managers and policymakers. The basic knowledge offered in this course is essential for all those who are or wish to become involved in the field of hazards posed by environmental contaminants.
  • This course provides a broad overview of different aspects of ecotoxicology, including environmental chemistry, toxicology, ecology and risk assessment related topics. The course consists of lectures, working classes and practicals. Lectures will generally be held in the mornings. Experimental work, video training, working lectures and study visits will take place in the afternoons, to provide examples and practical understanding of the theory. The course is divided into two parts of one week each.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fate of chemicals in the environment
  • Sorption and (bio)degradation of organic chemicals
  •  Speciation of metals in soil and water
  • Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of persistent chemicals
  • Structure-activity relationships
  • Toxicokinetics and biotransformation in relation to differences in toxicity between species
  • Mechanisms in ecotoxicology and Mixture toxicity
  • Dose-response relationships
  • Population effects


Course coordinators

  • Dr.Ir. C.A.M. van Gestel 
  • Dr.Ir.N.W. van den Brink

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each application should be made using the PET application form.
  • Please note: with your first application you should also send us a CV containing specific details on your toxicological background.
  • Candidates, who wish to enrol in the PET programme for the purpose of recognition and registration as a professional toxicologist, should first consult the webpages of the Netherlands Society of Toxicology (NVT) for a supervisor to discuss a personal training plan.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 EUR for the full programme during 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 EUR for the full programme during 14 days.

Fees for PhD students:

  • Internal student: €330
  • External student: €550

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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