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Admission, application and registration


All PhD candidates must hold a Master's or a Drs degree. 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 one article in an international peer-reviewed journal. Many PhD dissertations 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.

Application to the Graduate School 

To be admitted to the graduate school, there is an assessment procedure. The application period for the academic year 2023-2024 starts in December 2022. The deadline for application is April 3rd 2023.

The candidates can apply to the Graduate School in the period  between December 2022 and April 3rd 2023. The application period closes on April 3rd 2023, at 15.00 CEST. 

Application period

In order to apply to the Graduate School of the UvH the candidate submits the following documents:

PDF-bestandApplication Form

MS Word-bestandInitial PhD Proposal

These documents must be submitted digitally via:

In order to complete the application form please consult the page Available research topics and research fields.

Instructions regarding the following steps in the assessment procedure will be shared after the application documents are received. 

Assessment Procedure

The assessment will take place between 3/04/2023 and 31/05/2023. In June 2023 the applicants will be informed whether they have been admitted to the UvH Graduate School.