Further education or a PhD?

Would you like to continue your education at VU Amsterdam? See our range of international degree programmes at www.vu.nl/programmes.

We also offer postgraduate education.

For information about studying at the VU Amsterdam (fulltime or exchange), see Studying at VU, or send a email to international@vu.nl

PhD degree
Students with a Master's degree might want to consider earning a PhD at VU Amsterdam. The process of earning a PhD normally takes four years and consists of conducting independent research and writing a dissertation. PhD candidates in the Netherlands are regarded as professional researchers rather than as students. The fact that the majority of the PhD candidates are actually employed by the university, testifies to their status as professional researchers. You can apply for a PhD position if you meet the requirements of the PhD programme. You can find the available positions at www.workingatvu.nl. More information can be found at www.vu.nl/phd.