The doctorate (PhD) degree is the highest academic degree awarded in the Netherlands. A PhD project entails three to four years of scientific research and study under supervision of at least one full professor, culminating in writing a thesis and passing a public defense.
At Amsterdam UMC, PhD candidates obtain a doctorate in the Faculty of Medicine of either the University of Amsterdam (UvA) or the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). In principle, the doctorate will be acquired at the university to which the supervisor is affiliated. The practical details of the PhD process in UvA and VU are slightly different.
Information for PhD candidates and supervisors affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine of the UvA, can be found on the website of the AMC Graduate School.
Information for PhD candidates and supervisors affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine of the VU, can be found on the VUmc PhD Portal.