Mobility opportunities

Core Mobility: the Kent semester, the Utrecht Summer School and the Common Study Programme

In the DCGC programme there is built-in core mobility, which all candidates share together. All candidates commencing the programme at the same time will spend the first semester of the DCGC at Kent; at the end of the second semester they will all come back together for the Utrecht Summer School; in Years 2 and 3 all candidates will have the opportunity to meet again at two presentations (a core activity) at the Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology which includes both consortium partners and associate partners outside the consortium.

Consortium Research/Training Mobility

In Consortium Mobility a pathway around the partner universities is chosen by the candidate according to his/her research needs (and, in specific cases, training needs). Candidates are normally expected to spend a minimum period of 12 months in each of the two supervising institution.
If you are applying for an Erasmus Mundus Category B fellowship and you have obtained your last degree in one of the consortium countries, you can choose that country/university as one of the two co-supervising institutions, but you will have to spend at least one semester in a third institution (core or associated partners). If you also want mobility involving the country where you obtained your last degree, please contact us to discuss the practicalities.
Externally-funded candidates are not restricted by this regulation.

External Research/Training Mobility

Please note that DCGC Fellowship holders are expected to spend most of the doctorate period in the European countries represented in the consortium or among the associated partners. However, if the EMJD consortium includes third-country full and/or associated partners:

  • Category A fellowship holders can spend a training/research/ fieldwork period of a maximum duration of one semester (or 6 months, cumulative or consecutive) in these countries and only if different from the student’s country of origin; periods in excess of this duration may not be covered by the EMJD fellowship. Category A applicants who might wish to spend time in their country of origin should contact us at to discuss possibilities before making their application.
  • Category B fellowship holders can spend up to one year (cumulative or consecutive) of their doctorate activities in these countries; periods in excess of this duration may not be covered by the EMJD fellowship. Category B applicants should indicate they wish to do this in their application.

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Applicants for Category A Fellowships should be aware that they are not normally permitted to conduct research in their country of origin or, if they do, they may not be supported by the Fellowship while they are there. Queries regarding this rule and the financial arrangements should be sent to


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