How to apply
Finding a PhD position
For more information about how to find a PhD position see information for future PhD candidate on the website of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS).
A PhD position in The Netherlands is a job. To search for job vacancies, please browse and apply through the websites below:
Start date is flexible: A PhD position is a job, so everything related to your position (contract, immigration, etc) is done by the department you will be joining. There is no set start date for a PhD position; it depends on the lab you join and the time it takes for you to immigrate to The Netherlands.
Steps to take for enrollment
AFTER you have obtained a PhD position, you can enroll in a PhD program.
1. Intake Meeting: Email the PhD Coordinator (Koen Braat) for an intake appointment: RM-PhD@umcutrecht.nl
During the intake you will learn about: Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS), Utrecht University; Educational activities and requirements for the RM PhD Program; PhD database of Utrecht University; Training and Supervision Agreement (TSA).
For detailed information about a PhD at Utrecht University (admissions, documents, contacts), please visit the Utrecht University PhD Programmes website.
2. Register in METIS
METISis the database of Utrecht University and it is compulsory to register for all PhD candidates. Without registration in METIS, you can not earn your doctoral degree at Utrecht University at all!
Register in METIS using ’Form 1: Request for Exemption and Admission to Doctoral Studies’.
3. Fill out your TSA (Training and Supervision Agreement)
To safeguard the quality of the training and supervision of PhD candidates, the Graduate School of Life Sciences introduced a uniform ‘Training and Supervision Agreement’ for all PhD candidates who follow a regular PhD track within the school. PhD students in the RM program are required to fill out a TSA within three months after the start of your employment.
After you’ve filled out your TSA and obtained signatures, send it to the RM PhD Coordinator (Koen Braat) for a signature on behalf of the RM program to:
RM PhD program
Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht
3584 CT Utrecht
Your TSA will be returned to you by internal mail or can be picked up after it has been approved and signed by the program.
It is your own responsibillity to send the original TSA with all the required signatures to the Dean of your faculty. Please keep a copy of your TSA and give one to your supervisor.