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PhDs in the Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities welcomes all who wish to contribute to our research programmes by writing a dissertation. PhD candidates at our faculty are member of one of the six research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR). Therefore, if you want to join our faculty as a PhD candidate, please read the descriptions of the six schools and choose one. In this section you can find all the information you need if you want to apply for a PhD position, the training we offer our candidates and all other practical matters.

Becoming a PhD candidate

We recognise two categories of PhD candidates: candidates employed by the Faculty of Humanities, and externally or self-funded candidates.

PhD training

Find out more about the training that is offered by the National Research Schools in the humanities, the AIHR PhD Skills programme and the research schools.

Practical matters

Once you start your PhD track, you will be confronted with a complex organisation. We are here to help!
Upcoming courses Full list of all courses
29 Oct 2019 13:30 - 16:00
The goal of these follow-up workshops is to provide individualized and in-depth writing assistance to PhD candidates in the final year of their PhD programme. We will focus on the challenges that you face in the ...
11 Nov 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Funded PhD candidates who started their project after September 2018 are expected to teach in their second and third year for a maximum of 0.2 fte. Within this 0.2 fte they have the possibility to earn their BKO/UTQ ...
15 Nov 2019 10:00 - 16:00
The course focuses on PhD candidates who want to enhance their presentation skills for lectures and conferences. | Dates Autumn 2019: 4 Fridays 10:00-16:00 N.B. 4th session 10:00-14:00, 15 November, 22 November, 29 ...