PhD programme

PhD at VU Amsterdam

Information about our doctoral education and why choose VU Amsterdam.

PhD News and Events

The latest news about our PhD-programmes, events, and more.

Application, admission and funding

All of the necessary information on how to apply and available funding options.

Information for international PhD candidates

As an international PhD candidate you need to arrange your visa, housing or sign up for Dutch language courses.

Doctoral education and training

Get to know what your training options are, how to do a research stay abroad and how to actively participate in (re)designing doctoral education at VU Amsterdam.

Doctoral dissertation submission and defense

All you need to know about the final stages of your PhD.

After your defense

You are going to finish your PhD soon and now what? Learn about your possibilities and explore opportunities.

Hora Finita

Hora Finita is the registration system for PhD students of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. On this page you will find manuals, frequently asked questions and Faculty, Graduate School or Research Institute contacts for any questions about Hora Finita.

Contacts and FAQ's

General information and contacts.