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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
19 Sep 2019 10:00 - 12:00
How to search for relevant information on the internet and in library resources. | Date Autumn 2019: Thursday 19 September 10:00-12:00
23 Sep - 2 Dec 2019 09:30 - 12:30
This course is designed to improve the English speaking and writing skills of PhD researchers. | Dates Autumn 2019: 10 Mondays 9:30-12:30, 23 September, 30 September, 7 October, 14 October, 28 October, 4 November, 11 ...
1 Oct 2019 15:00 - 17:00
When you start your PhD project you will come across a lot of different faculty offices, procedures and regulations. This meeting will help you to find your way and offers an introduction to project planning, and ...