Research Master students in the Humanities in the Netherlands are required to become a member of a Research School, where they have to follow 5 ECTs of education annually. If you are a RMA student in Archaeology or a related field of study at one of the universities in the Netherlands, we gladly welcome you as a member.

ARCHON offers a minimum of 15 ECTs of education annually for RMA students and PhD researchers in courses, workshops, skill courses, seminars and conferences. RMA students are also encouraged to come up with their own ideas for workshops, skill courses and seminars, where they can also present their research. See the event funding page for more information.

You can register as an ARCHON member if your supervisor or department agrees with your choice. Please note that you have to apply for membership before 30 September of each year.

Students are required to send in a written report on the activities they attend in order to receive ECTs. In return the student will receive a certificate which lists subject and credits. The certificate is provided to the student at the end of the academic year and includes all the credits earned during the academic year.

ARCHON Conference Subsidy
ARCHON encourages students to attend and speak on conferences abroad. Therefore we twice annually offer conference subsidies to RMA and PhD students.

Travel to and from Groningen:
ARCHON reimburses travel costs to and from Groningen for attending educational activities in order to facilitate student mobility. In all cases students are expected to use their reduction options for travelling in off-peak hours. If travel in the morning is necessary, buy separate tickets for peak and off-peak hours. Travel is only reimbursed for students who send in an evaluation report in order to claim ECTs.

Please note that travel costs can be reimbursed for a maximum of 60 euros per year only.