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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Current PhD candidates

You have chosen to do a PhD track at Leiden University. What do you need to know when you start conducting research for a PhD?

The Leiden University he PhD Regulations  sets out who is eligible to be a PhD candidate, what the tasks of the supervisor and co-supervisor are and which criteria the dissertation has to meet.

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Within three months of the start of your PhD project, your supervisors and you will draw up a Training and Supervision Plan (Opleidings- en Begeleidingsplan, OBP).

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As a PhD candidate you will need a set of different skills in order to successfully complete your PhD and to get ready for your next step in your career. Therefore, Leiden University has set up a PhD Training Programme that supports you in this process.

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The integrity and reliability of academic research are of fundamental importance to the University. All parties, both within the University and outside, must be able to have confidence that our research is conducted in a scrupulous, fair, verifiable, impartial and independent manner.

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Leiden University offers the possibility of a joint doctoral degree or a co-tutelle agreement if you want to conduct your PhD research at two or more universities.  

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When you have gained knowledge and experience as a teacher, you can obtain the partial University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO) certificate.

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You should think about job perspectives well before the defence of your thesis.

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When you are ready to proceed to the defence procedure, you have to initiate the graduation formalities in LUCRIS (Converis) and submit the manuscript of the dissertation to the (co-)supervisors for approval.

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Who can you contact for support and advice?

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When you have completed the doctorate track at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences you are eligible for a Faculty subsidy of € 1500,- maximum.

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Are you looking for external funding?
 
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