During your PhD studies you are often encouraged to do a short research stay at another research university or in a professional setting.

For current PHDs we suggest to directly check the website Research Professionals,Study in Holland or contact our VU Amsterdam Grant Desk.

You can also explore Erasmus + opportunities as a doctoral candidate, or search for traineeships. Our international office can provide more information on Erasmus + for doctoral candidates.

The Promovendi Netwerk Nederland offers a professional PhD program for training in non-academic setting (companies, NGOs, ministries) and during your PhD studies. There is a similar program offered by NWO (Dutch Scientific Foundation) Scientist on the Job which offers PhD candidates and postdocs an opportunity of working for a short time at a company or public institution.

For those PhDs that are at the end of their studies we also provide support for application for Dutch and European research grants.

Checklist for going abroad

  • Funding
  • Visa
  • Registration and de-registration with the authorities
  • Insurance
  • Social security
  • Tax
  • Safety