The doctorate

Conditions for admission to candidacy for a PhD

To be accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, an applicant must hold a Master’s degree from a Dutch university in a subject relevant to the proposed research.

Applicants who do not hold a Master’s degree or who hold a Master’s degree from a university in another country must prove that their education is academically equivalent to a Master’s degree from a Dutch university. Exemption from this requirement is possible. This exemption must be requested at the beginning of the PhD project, through the AMC Graduations Office. Eligibility is determined by the UvA Doctorate Board. All applicants holding a Master’s degree from a Dutch university are in principle as a matter of course eligible to enter a PhD track at the University of Amsterdam.

A Master’s degree is normally the minimum qualification to enter a PhD track in the Netherlands, but exceptions are possible. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree who want to enter a PhD track must contact the AMC Graduate School.

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