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PhD in Leiden

Leiden University offers a wide range of PhD programmes in the 7 Graduate Schools of it's faculties.

Prospective PhD candidates

We offer PhD programmes in all of our research areas. Are you interested in doing a PhD programme at Leiden University? Please check our PhD vacancies.

Information for other prospective PhD candidates

PhD Programmes

PhD programmes at Leiden University are typically research based and curiosity-driven. Leiden University PhD candidates enjoy many benefits:

  • excellent training opportunities, such as career advice tracks and courses
  • assistance in research funding applications
  • assistance in obtaining a visa, work permit and other necessary paperwork
  • support with subsequent activities (for example: applications for Veni subsidies, coaching, etc.)


Leiden University has agreements with scholarship providers from China, Indonesia and Chile:

Current international PhD candidates

Are you already an international PhD student at Leiden University and looking for information? Visit the website for PhD candidates.

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