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University of Humanistic Studies

Kromme Nieuwegracht 29
3512 HD Utrecht, the Netherlands

T +31 (0)30 239 01 00,

University of Humanistic Studies Graduate school Application and registration

Application and registration

Prospective students
The UvH Graduate School offers a PhD programme to those researchers and professionals, who want to focus on the meaning and further in-depth exploration of their profession. Current students have a professional background in care, education, social work or non-profit organisations. Some of them work as managers of profit or non-profit organisations, consultants or HRM professionals.

All candidates have to be in possession of a MA or Drs degree, the Dutch HBO Master included. We also expect candidates to have some research and writing experience in the last 2 to 5 years. Please note that PhD students will have to publish at least two articles in an international peer reviewed journal. Many PhD theses will consist of a collection of academic peer-reviewed articles. 

The candidates must be able to spend at least two full days (16 hours) a week on their PhD research.

The assessment procedure for the academic year 2017-2018 is now closed.

In November 2017  we shall inform you about the new application and assessment procedure for the academic year 2018-2019.


You can contact the Graduate School by sending an e-mail to                                                                                           



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