PhD candidates

During their four-year PhD track, PhD candidates work under the supervision of a professor on a research project that culminates in a doctoral thesis.

Obtaining a PhD position

The PhD positions at the School of Law are related to our research programmes.

Becoming a PhD candidate at the School of Law is possible in 2 ways:

  • when a vacancy is posted on the Utrecht University website.
  • when you bring your own funds and you can find a supervisor within the School of Law (see academic staff). In this case, you can apply throughout the year.
    To apply, please fill in the web form and attach your curriculum vitae (resume) and research proposal.

Read more about obtaining a PhD at Utrecht University. In the Doctoral Degree Regulations you can find the regulations and conditions for PhD candidates and doctoral degrees.

Overview of current PhD candidates at the Utrecht University School of Law.

Current PhD defences School of Law

31 August 2018 12:45 - 13:45
Cong-rui Qiao (LLM, Law Department) provides an interdisciplinary insight into institutional resolutions of mass actions in post-reform China (1980s to 2015).
11 September 2018 12:45 - 13:45
Clara Musto exposes in this thesis the nuts and bolts of Uruguayan drugs reform.
28 September 2018 16:15 - 17:15
PhD defense D.I. Contreras Garduno LLM (law departement).