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Doctoral programme

Doctorate Regulations 

In the Doctorate Regulations, the UvA' s Doctorate Board has set out the procedures, tasks and responsibilities associated with obtaining a doctorate. Every PhD candidate and doctoral conferral at the UvA must comply with the provisions of these regulations. You must therefore familiarise yourself with the provisions of these regulations before embarking on your doctoral programme. The Doctorate Regulations (incl. the roadmap) summarise what you need to do when.

From 1 September 2020 the new Doctorate Regulations 2020 will be effective. The Transitional arrangement explains what this means for your doctoral programme.

Expansion gown privilege

From 15 January 2024, all members of a doctoral committee, including those who are not professors, may wear a gown. Read more regarding the wearing of gowns at PhD ceremonies.

Extension of the right to supervise PhD candidates

As per 1 September 2017, the right to act as supervisor to PhD candidates (ius promovendi) has been extended to staff who are not full professors. Previously only full professors held this right. The Doctorate Board has laid down the arrangement in the Regulations extending ius promovendi.

PhD research in the arts

The Doctorate Board has decided to adopt provisions that make it possible to facilitate doctorate research in the arts. These provisions have been included in an addendum to the 2020 Doctorate Regulations.