Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Application procedures

There are 2 application procedures for a PhD position at Leiden University.

  1. Vacancies for funded PhD positions can be found on the PhD vacancy website. Send your application letter with curriculum vitae to the correct address before the deadline. When applying for the position always state the vacancy number.
  2. Once accepted by the proposed supervisor, contact the Graduate School Office to register with the Graduate School. You will be issued with an LUCRIS GSM application account you have to fill in. Your request should include certified copies of the certificates which prove that the academic requirements have been met. For more information on the admission to the Graduate School see the PhD guide.
  3. The Scientific Director and the Dean approve the admission to the Graduate School.
  1. The PhD candidate discusses the field of the intended research with the staff member most suited to this area and explores the possibility of a professor (or associate professor) acting as supervisor (overview full  FSW professors). The PhD candidate secures sufficient funds to carry out the research and to cover costs of living and coursework, for example by applying for grants/scholarships.
    • Candidates for the CSC-Leiden University joint scholarship programme need to be (conditionally) admitted to the Graduate School before the deadline for the grant application.

      See CSC scholarship programme.

       
    • Applicants for Psychology: before you can be admitted to the Graduate School, you must draw up a Training and Supervision Plan together with your supervisor.

      For detailed information check the Insitute's Research Committee website.
       
    • Applicants for CA/OS: before you can be admitted to the Graduate School, you must draw up a research proposal together with your supervisor, which he/she then submits to the Scientific Director for approval.

      For more information check the CA-DS PhD Training and Supervision Protocol.

       
  2. The professor (or associate professor) who has been approached to act as supervisor sends the PhD candidate written confirmation of his/her consent or refusal to act as supervisor. The professor (or associate professor) informs the Graduate School Office in writing of his/her consent or refusal.
     
  3. Once accepted by the proposed supervisor, the PhD candidate contacts the Graduate School Office and is issued with an application account. Fill in the application form in LUCRIS GSM. The request should include certified copies of the certificates which prove that the academic requirements have been met.

    For more information see the PhD guide.

     
  4. The Scientific Director and the Dean approve the admission to the Graduate School.

This website uses cookies. More information