The information on these pages is intended for PhD candidates already enrolled into a PhD programme of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences. Go to information for future PhD candidates if you are looking for PhD opportunities.
All our research institutes have a separate PhD programme.
Once you have obtained a research position within the Graduate School of Natural Sciences, you will come to a formal, written agreement with your PhD Supervisor (promotor) and (if applicable) your daily Supervisor (co-promotor) about how the next 4 years are to be spent. This training and supervision agreement must be approved by the Director of the research institute. Rules and regulations are stipulated in the Utrecht University Doctoral Degree Regulations. More Information
Read more about the Utrecht University PhD programmes on the PhD site. The time schedule of the PhD track, details on the defense ceremony, and necessary forms can be found on the Utrecht University employee site.