ASAP is the Association of Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates. Founded in 2021, ASAP strives to offer a professional and social network for PhD candidates at Amsterdam UMC and its affiliated centers.

ASAP organizes a variety of events throughout the year. These include:

  • Annual Symposium
  • Opening of the Academic Year
  • PhD Thesis Printers Market
  • Science Quiz
  • Workshops (Pimp my …)
  • Expand your network (informal networking with drinks and snacks)

Furthermore, ASAP is involved in the training for PhD candidates. A delegate from the ASAP board is a member of the Amsterdam UMC Doctorale School board, and ASAP participates in the evaluation of courses. Every year, ASAP presents an award for the best PhD course.

ASAP published the PhD candidate handbook "Promoveren doe je zo", which is essential for PhD candidates in the medical or biomedical sciences (available via and

ASAP membership is free for all Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates. You can add yourself to our mailinglist on our website. Members receive newsletters with the latest information on upcoming events.

More information about ASAP can be found on their website:  ASAP can also be found on Facebook and Instagram or send us an email at

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