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. In this case, you can apply throughout the year. If you want to apply as external PhD candidate, the first thing you must do is find yourself a supervisor in the School of Law (see academic staff). It is your own responsibility to contact a supervisor and before you do so you have to make sure that your research idea fits into one of the five research programmes of the School of Law.

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.



Please note: Applications via this e-mail address will not be processed. You need to do this via a professor.