Regulations and documents

VU doctorate regulations

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

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The VU doctorate regulations can be found on the VU 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 signed an employment contract with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam before 1 April 2015 but who have not been able to apply for admission to the PhD training programme by submitting Form I, will not be bound to follow the programme. However, they are still entitled to follow this programme (or parts of it).