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Tuition fees
Tuition fees for PhD candidates are currently € 10,000 for the first year and € 6,000 for subsequent years. The tuition fee does not include travel, accommodation, study materials, thesis printing, insurance, living and incidental costs. However, up to € 2,000 of the tuition for the first year will be available for the costs of conferences and courses outside Vrije Universiteit during later years. The fee can be waived, in part or in its entirety, if special conditions apply, such as: in-kind payment through, e.g., assistance in research or teaching; special agreements with the institution or country of origin of the candidate. The cost of living for the average student coming to the Netherlands is approximately € 16,000 per year. Scholarships are available from Dutch, EU and home governments, industry and non-governmental organizations. Alternatively – or in parallel – one may consider applying for a temporary staff position on a pre-determined topic and project (see vacancies).

Contact information: Dr Ad van Dommelen

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form (available for download below) and send it as electronic copy with the required additional information to the e-mail address mentioned on the form. 

Note that applications without description of expected external funding or funding (in kind) by the present employer will have almost no chance of admission. The IVM PhD programme itself does not provide funding.

The IVM Graduate Studies admissions board will assess your application and respond promptly. Applications are invited all year round. PhD Studies at IVM are tailor-made and may commence quarterly.

More information and links
Please note that the IVM PhD programme itself does not provide funding. For your information, provided is a list with some possibilities for funding:

More information Grant finder
More information Netherlands Fellowship Programme
More information Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Subsidies
More information on Scholarships for studying in Europe
More information on Studying in the Netherlands
More information on Accommodation at VU Amsterdam for PhD students

More information VU website