ASAP is the ASsociation for Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates and was founded in February 2021. ASAP offers a professional and social network for PhD candidates at Amsterdam UMC and its affiliated centres.

ASAP organizes a variety of events throughout the year:

  • Annual Symposium
  • Opening of the Academic Year
  • PhD Thesis Printers Market
  • Science Quiz
  • Career Event
  • 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 Doctorate School board, and ASAP participates in the evaluation of courses. Every year, ASAP presents an award for the best PhD course.

ASAP published a book "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. Each month we send a newsletter with an overview of upcoming events. You can subscribe to our newsletter through this link: ASAP newsletter subscription

You can also visit the ASAP website or contact us via e-mail: