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PhD candidates

Information for prospective PhD candidates

Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities, renowned for its innovative cross-disciplinary research approach and emphasis on high-quality education. These 2 factors make the university a particularly attractive place for researchers and PhD candidates eager to push the boundaries of human knowledge.

AcademicChallenging research

Utrecht University offers PhD candidates an attractive research environment. The quality of our research is reflected in high ratings in research assessments and international rankings.

Obtaining a PhD position

Doing your PhD at Utrecht University is a challenging undertaking. To be admitted to a PhD programme, applicants must meet stringent academic requirements. Read more about obtaining a PhD position.

Graduate Schools

All PhD programmes at Utrecht University are organised into Graduate Schools.

Practical matters

Read more about money matters, insurance, visa, housing and life besides work.