Regulations and documents

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam doctorate regulations


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:

The Doctorate Regulations of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam cover issues such as admission to the PhD programme and the responsibilities and authorities of those involved in the programme.

If you have any questions about the regulations, please send an email to

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam doctorate regulations can be found on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam website (also available in Dutch ).

Additional information on certain articles of the regulations can also be found on subpages of this website.

PhD candidates who entered into employment at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam before 1 April 2015 and who were not given the opportunity to submit Form I prior to 1 April 2015 will not be obliged to comply with the training requirement, but will retain the entitlement to do so.