Hora Finita is the PhD tracking system for VUmc PhD candidates. The system arranges the registation, agreements, trainingplan and the defence. Every VUmc PhD candidate has to devote at least 30 EC to training and education during the PhD trajectory.

The registration for new PhD trajectories for VUmc PhD candidates is initiated by the research institute. Please send a request to start a registration to: arend.horafinita@amsterdamumc.nl

After AR&D enters your basic details, you are invited to complete the additional information including your Training plan (down load available below). After you completed your details of your PhD it will be assessed by all the various actors involved (promotor, co-promotor, research institute, Deans office etc.) with the final approval of the Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit. Once every actor approved your PhD details, the registration is converted to a PhD program and you will get access to Hora Finita and track and log your education activitites. Furthermore, your PhD trajectory will be visible in the HF dashboard of your promotor.

AR&D Training Plan

According to article 15 Doctorate Regulations VU University Amsterdam 2015 the PhD candidate (starting after April 2015) shall devote at least 30 EC (840 hours) to training. Please be aware that without having devoted these 30 EC you will not be admitted to the PhD ceremony, even when the thesis committee has submitted a positive advice on your dissertation.

Anyone wishing to obtain a PhD at VUmc must fill out the required information and draw up a Training Plan (see 'Downloads') at the start of their trajectory and apply this for approval to AR&D. This also applies to physician-researchers (arts-onderzoeker) and other medical employees who are pursuing their PhD alongside their regular work.

Do you have any questions about Hora Finita or your Training plan? Please contact AR&D:arend.horafinita@amsterdamumc.nl

PhD portal VUmc

More general and practical information for VUmc PhD candidates can be found at the PhD portal. Please also visit this page for a variety of courses to get inspired for drawing up your personal training plan.