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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!

PhD Council

The PhD council represents all PhD candidates at the Faculty, employees or not, in all matters that affect their interests.

Psychological Service

PhD’s can use the services of UvA's Student Psychologists Office. This service entails short-term help in case of (psychological) problems that influence your PhD research or personal life.
Upcoming courses Full list of all courses
14 Apr 2020 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 ...
15 Apr 2020 09:00 - 11:30
The Advanced Academic Writing course is designed for PhD students who write their dissertation in English. The course addresses different aspects of the writing process, such as becoming aware of disciplinary ...
22 Apr 2020 15:00 - 17:00
It is important to start thinking about your future career in the second year of your PhD project. This course will discuss the various paths in and outside academia and will show you how to be prepared when you ...