Obtaining a PhD

Around 2,000 PhD candidates are carrying out doctoral research at the UvA and AMC-UvA. Each year, the university confers around 500 doctoral degrees, two-thirds of which are in the natural sciences and medicine.

The UvA has PhD programmes in all disciplines. Graduates who hold a Master's degree can compete for a doctoral position at the UvA.

Why do a PhD at the UvA?

  • The UvA offers a stimulating and innovative research environment where the talents of doctoral researchers can be developed in the best possible way. The university is known for its critical, creative and international climate, for its welcoming atmosphere and its strong commitment to the city and society.
  • In many disciplines, the UvA's academic research ranks among the best in the world. As a result, the university competes very successfully for external research funding at both national and international levels.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

4 August 2015