Utrecht University is amongst Europe's leading research universities, renowned for both its innovative cross-disciplinary approach to research and its emphasis on excellent quality in education.

Research institutes

The Graduate School of Natural Sciences encompasses some of world's foremost research institutes, each with their own PhD programme.

More information

Read general information about the Utrecht University PhD programmes on the PhD site. There you can find information about obtaining a PhD position at Utrecht University. If you have obtained a scholarship and want to apply for a PhD position please contact the graduate school directly (see contact).


There are several ways of finding a vacancy in 1 of our PhD programmes. The most common one is to consult the site of the research institute of your choice for openings. Please consult the vacancies page for more information.