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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
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 ...
27 Nov 2019 09:30 - 13:00
This workshop provides insight in the potential that popular writing offers to increase scholars’ visibility and to disseminate academic knowledge to a larger audience. We discuss the possibilities of both online and ...
9 Dec 2019 13:00 - 16:00
When discussing academic integrity in broad lines researchers tend to have very similar ideas as to what academix integrity is and how to avoid it from being compromised. But when discussing concrete cases, things ...