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