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PhD research

PhD research is at the heart of what we do as a University. Around 2000 PhD candidates are involved in research and education at the UvA and around 400 doctorates are conferred each year. Two-thirds of these are in the Sciences or Medicine.

Information for applicants

PhD vacancies

Looking for a PhD? View all the current openings for PhD positions.

Getting your PhD at the UvA

Find out the benefits of doing your doctoral programme at the UvA.


Find out about the UvA's housing service for PhDs, postgraduates and other international researchers.

Information for current PhD candidates

Doctoral programme: from admission to completion

Have you found a doctoral position? Before you get started, familiarise yourself with the steps that are required as part of your doctoral programme.

Central PhD Council

The Central PhD council represents the interests of all PhD candidates at the UvA. Find out what they do and how you can get in touch with them.

PhD ceremonies online

As long as the measures related to the coronavirus remain in force at the UvA, PhD defence ceremonies will take place online. This will allow PhD candidates to complete what they’ve been working on in recent years.
Documents and Forms
An overview of the documents and forms required for admission to and completion of the doctoral programme.
PhD contact information
Have a question or need more information? Find out which department you need to contact.