In accordance with article 3.10.2 of the university’s Doctorate Regulations, every PhD candidate has at least one supervisor plus a second (co-)supervisor. The supervisor(s) is (are) from the Faculty of Religion and Theology. The College of Deans can appoint a professor from another Dutch university or a foreign institution as the supervisor. In this case, the College appoints a professor of the Faculty as the second supervisor.
The main supervisor must have ius promovendi, i.e. he or she has the rank of full professor (hoogleraar) or associate professor (universitair hoofddocent). A team of supervisors can consist of up to four members. Except for the main supervisor(s), the members of the team can consist of assistant/associate professors, full professors and/or experts with a doctorate degree. The function of the (team of) supervisor(s) is to supervise the process of writing, and to monitor your process regarding the requirements determined in your Training and Supervision Plan.
Supervision takes place in close connection with our departments' research teams. The research teams provide the ideal context for intervision and presentations of work-in-progress. Each research proposal must be presented in a research team before it can be submitted to the PhD Proposal Advisory Committee (PPAC) (step 6 in the ‘’doing your PhD step-by-step overview). The Graduate School can provide an overview of all research teams on request.
The Graduate School of Religion and Theology works together with several international partners. The Graduate School has made special arrangements with some of these partners, for example regarding fees, training programs, and supervision. Please consult the office of the Graduate School or the partner institution for more information.
The partners institutions are:
- International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTS), https://www.ibts.eu/, The Netherlands
- The Queen’s Foundation, https://www.queens.ac.uk/, United Kingdom
- Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST), https://egstinaddis.wordpress.com/faculty-development/ , Ethiopia
- Union School of Theology (UST), https://www.ust.ac.uk/, United Kingdom