The university has many top-class researchers who make inspiring supervisors for these candidates.

PhD candidates make a significant contribution to the research conducted at Utrecht University. Apart from applying for the PhD positions offered by Utrecht University, candidates who have obtained a Master's degree can also submit a proposal for a PhD project themselves. Every year over 500 PhD candidates at Utrecht University conclude their research with a doctoral thesis.

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A PhD candidate receives her degree certificate at the Utrecht University Hall in Utrecht

PhD Track

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 or a series of articles published in scientific journals.

The university has many top-class researchers who make inspiring supervisors for these candidates.

More information on doing a PhD

Detailed information on doing a PhD is available on Utrecht University's PhD Candidates page.