Graduate Schools

As a PhD candidate it is important to deepen your knowledge and skills, enabling yourself to become a fully qualified scientist with an excellent perspective for a career of your choice. The educational program for PhD candidates of the faculties of Sciences (FEW) and Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) provides for a variety of activities enhancing your academic, professional and general skills.

Graduate schools listed by department

Below, you will find an overview of the graduate school for each department of the faculties of FEW and FALW. Please visit the pages of the graduate schools for more information about the education this graduate school offers. Some departments have joint a national research school instead of a graduate school. Therefore the website links in some cases to a web address not part of the VU. For general questions PhD’s can contact the PhD coordinator of the department.

Graduate school or national research school
Contact person
Athena Institute
in formation
Barbara Regeer
Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nico Vermeulen
Computer ScienceSIKS
Anette ten Teije
Earth Sciences
in formation
Wim van Westrenen
Ecological Sciences
in formation
Toby Kiers
Health Sciences
PhD committee of EMGO+
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
Ad van Dommelen
Rob van der Vorst
Molecular Cell Biology
Nico Vermeulen
Guus Smit
Physics & Astronomy
Amsterdam graduate school of Physics (in formation)
Marloes Groot

More information about the national research schools can be found on the website of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)