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Obtaining a PhD at VU University Amsterdam means doing research at a socially involved university with high quality of scientific research. We offer excellent PhD supervision and training in a well-organized and fascinating working environment.

  • Most faculties are located closely together on a single campus. That offers opportunities for both disciplinary and multidisciplinary doctoral research.
  • The university is situated on the Zuidas – the international business centre of the Netherlands – with excellent infrastructure.
  • VU University Amsterdam offers its PhD students a wide range of training possibilities and invests in talented researchers.

Every year, over 300 PhD candidates complete their research with a PhD thesis. There are different ways of obtaining a PhD at VU University Amsterdam. Most PhD candidates are employed by one of our faculties and participate in a PhD programme within one of our Graduate Schools or Research Schools.


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