Welcome to the VU University medical center PhD student portal



As from 1 February 2018 the new Doctorate Regulations Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have come into effect.
In the near future we will bring the PhD Portal into line with these regulations, including all needed and useful documents.

Questions about the PhD regulations and other related matters can be sent to the office of the dean VU University Medical Center: promoties-decanalezaken@vumc.nl.

Each year, between 140 and 165 PhD students 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 students at VU university medical center about regulations, opportunities, courses and much more.

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 students 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:

Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences (ACS)

Amsterdam Gastroentorology & Metabolism (AG&M)

Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Institute (AI&I)

Amsterdam Movement Sciences (AMS)

Amsterdam Neuroscience

Amsterdam Public Health (APH)

Amsterdam Reproduction & Development (AR&D)

Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA)