PhD portal

Questions about the PhD regulations and other related matters can be sent to the office of the dean VU University Medical Center:

Each year, about 150 PhD candidates at VU University Medical Center Amsterdam conclude their research with a doctoral thesis, making important contributions to academic research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This website is designed to inform PhD candidates at VU university medical center about regulations, opportunities, courses and much more. 

As from July 2018 the new registration programme 'Hora Finita' has come into service. This means that the administration concerning the PhD trajectory has been digitized.
Please find information on using Hora Finita 

In case you have any questions about the PhD regulations and other related matters, please contact the office of the beadle, the office of the dean VUmc or the Research Institutes. Contact information you find here.

There are different ways to obtain a doctorate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The most common is to complete a doctorate programme as an employee of the medical center. But candidates from outside the university can also ask to be supervised by a professor at VU University medical center (thesis supervisor) when writing their thesis. All research within VU University medical center has to be carried out under the auspices of one of its constituent research institutes. This also applies to PhD research carried out outside VU University medical center.

Our research is part of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam campus Human Health & Life Sciences theme, and organized in eight multidisciplinary research institutes. Please find here the websites of the Research Institutes and contact information.