The doctorate is the highest academic degree awarded in the Netherlands. It is proof that the PhD candidate is capable of conducting independent research of a very high standard, under the supervision of at least one full professor, culminating in the successful defense of the doctoral thesis. It takes about three to four years of full-time research and study to complete a PhD project at the AMC. The Graduate School provides PhD candidates with information about registration and course information.
Becoming a PhD Candidate
General information on AMC PhD tracks. What is a PhD at the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC? How to apply for a PhD position?
Registration as a PhD candidate
AMC PhD candidates register with the Graduate School at the start of their PhD track. Registration offers access to PhD training and support.
The PhD Course Program offers a comprehensive training program for AMC PhD research and future careers.
Registration as an AMC PhD candidate provides access to the course program and to all other activities and support of the Graduate School.
Step-by-step approach for PhD candidates who wish to obtain a doctorate in the Faculty of Medicine, and general information on the UvA Doctorate Regulations.
Good mentorship and supervision are crucial. The role of the PhD supervisor has changed over time. Supervisor support aims at improving supervision and PhDs.
About the Graduate School
The mission, vision and core activities of the AMC Graduate School, team and board information, brochure, and PhD facts and figures
Scholarships & Awards
Grants, Scholarships & Awards available for PhD candidates: Young Talent Fund, AMC PhD Scholarships, MD/PhD Scholarships and AMC PhD Awards