On 15 April 2021 the AMC Graduate School has transitioned into the Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School
(for both AMC/UvA and VUmc/VU PhD Candidates) and
we have a
New website! Please refer to the new site for updated information about your PhD trajectory, courses and support.

During the transition period, the information below will
be gradually deleted from this page until its full closure.

For questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School


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.


Office of Doctorate Affairs

+31(0)20 566 7477