Despite the merger of the AMC and VUmc to become Amsterdam UMC some elements of the PhD project differ between the VUmc and AMC locations. This page holds information for Amsterdam UMC, location AMC PhD candidates.

AMC PhD candidates

Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School

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 Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School website 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. The Doctoral School is the starting point for the AMC PhD student.

OOA Training Plan

At the start of your PhD project you draw up your individual Training and Supervision Agreement (iTSA) which includes the OOA Training Plan. The PhD counselor of the Graudate School will talk you through this procedure but you can find the instructions and more information about the OOA Training Plan on the OOA website.

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 yourself, have fun and meet fellow PhD candidates.

Doctoral regualtions UvA

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) Doctoral regulations describe the requirements to conduct your PhD research and obtain the UvA doctorate degree.