Both Dutch and international students can enroll in PhD programmes at Utrecht University. All our PhD programmes are offered fully in English. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is available from all faculties. Every year, some 550 Utrecht PhD candidates complete their research and PhD theses.

To be admitted to a PhD programme, applicants must meet stringent academic requirements. You need to have a solid background in the theory and methods of your field, hold a recognised master’s degree (or equivalent) and demonstrate a good knowledge of English.

Browse our vacancies to find available PhD positions at Utrecht University. Note that this page lists all university-wide vacancies. The Search function allows you to distinguish between academic vacancies (which include PhD positions) and support and administrative vacancies.

Apart from applying for one of the available PhD positions, students and professionals with graduate degrees may also submit PhD-research proposals of their own.

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