The Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School will harmonize the services for PhD candidates from location AMC and VUmc. Nevertheless, differences in the PhD trajectories concerning training plans, courses, doctoral regulations and forms will continue to exist due to the different PhD regulations of the two universities (VU and UvA).

Several steps have to be taken to successfully complete your PhD trajectory. The Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School provides support to you and your supervisor by information provision, administration, advice and education during your PhD trajectory.

Since mid April 2021, a joint Doctoral School for all Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates is a fact. The Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School wants to be a central and accessible place where you and your supervisor can go to for practical information about the PhD trajectory and a range of courses, but also for independent advice or support when you are experiencing any setbacks. The Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School will harmonize the services for PhD candidates from location AMC and VUmc. Nevertheless, differences in the PhD trajectories will continue to exist due to the different PhD regulations of the two Amsterdam universities VU University and the UvA.

The website of Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School provides clear information on the different phases during your PhD trajectory at the VU University or the UvA: 1) Starting your PhD 2) During your PhD 3) PhD graduation.

UvA Doctoral regulations

The UvA Doctoral regulations describe the requirements to conduct your PhD research and obtain the UvA doctor degree.

Amsterdam Student Association of PhD’s (ASAP)

The former student associations APROVE and ProVUmc have merged into the new and improved ASAP (Amsterdam Student Association of PhD’s).

ASAP is the association for Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates. ASAP organizes a variety of events throughout the year, where you can learn, develop skills, have fun and meet fellow PhD candidates.