If you have a recognised Master's degree, VU Amsterdam offers the possibility of earning a doctorate or the Anglo-Saxon PhD degree.
To help PhD candidates develop academic skills and be better prepared for an academic or industrial career, we offer a variety of courses.
The Doctorate Regulations involve admission to the PhD programme and the responsibilities and authorities of those involved in the programme.
National graduate schools bring together the country’s best expertise and infrastructure with the aim of optimizing the quality of research.
Specific interests of PhD candidates are represented by the PhD Council. Also, it organizes formal and informal events for PhD's throughout the year.
The PhD programmes at Vrije Universiteit are an excellent stepping stone for careers both inside and outside of the academic world.
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.