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PhD in the Humanities

Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR)

PhD candidates at the Faculty of Humanities are members of one of the six research schools that are part of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR), the faculty's research institute. Visit the AIHR's PhD page for all the information you will need when it comes to becoming a Humanities PhD candidate, PhD training, practical matters and support, as well as the six research schools. 

The available PhD positions are published here. On the UvA website you will find more information on doing a doctoral programme at the UvA.

PhD skills programme

PhD candidates enrolled at UvA's Faculty of Humanities are offered a skills development training organised by the Graduate School of Humanities, through the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR). You can find more about this programme via the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact Margreet Vermeulen or Eloe Kingma at

Training at the national research schools

There are 15 national research schools in the field of the humanities. The individual school websites provide information about their programmes for PhD candidates.