For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.

Becoming a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities

There are two categories of PhD candidates at the Faculty of Humanities: candidates who are employed by the Faculty, and self-funded candidates.

PhD Candidates employed by the Faculty of Humanities

PhD candidates employed by the Faculty of Humanities receive funding from the Faculty or from the inter-faculty research institute ILLC. Sometimes the funding comes from EU or NWO grants, sometimes it comes directly from the Faculty. Vacancies for such positions are advertised on the UvA vacancies website and/or on the websites of the AIHR research schools and the ILLC. For more information concerning admission to the ILLC PhD programme please refer to the programme's admissions page.

Self-funded PhD candidates

If you wish to start your PhD as a self-funded candidate (i.e. not employed by the university, self-funded and conducting your own research project), the first thing to do is to choose one of the AIHR research schools or institutes that suits your proposed research project.

The next step is to find a potential supervisor affiliated with the selected research school who is willing to supervise your research project. Each research school lists its academic staff on its website. Candidates are required to find their own supervisors, though the coordinator of the chosen research school might be able to assist you with selecting a suitable professor.