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ASH PhD programme

ASH’s vibrant PhD community is very much at the heart of its activities. It has over 40 PhD candidates employed by the faculty and 50 registered externally or self-funded PhD candidates.

ASH welcomes PhD researchers from all over the world. They are admitted to ASH in one of the two following ways:

PhD candidates employed by the Faculty,

who receive direct funding from the Faculty of Humanities for their PhD project. Sometimes the funding is made available by EU or NWO grants, sometimes the Faculty offers PhD positions. These are advertised on the UvA vacancies list and/or on the ASH website.

Externally or Self-funded PhD candidates,

who bring their own funding either by having a job on the side, or a stipend, loan or grant from another source. These PhD candidates are entitled to a small research budget, library access, e-mail facilities, supervision, and they have access to the programmes offered by the research school to which they belong. We do not charge tuition, but the PhD candidate must ensure the support of two supervisors, including one full professor. If you are interested in this option, follow these guidelines.

PhD candidates usually have a four year appointment in which their primary task is to do research towards a doctoral dissertation. However, pursuing a PhD also involves taking courses in the PhD Training Programme and participating in the ASH research groups and the research community at national and international levels.

More information for PhD researchers