The Graduate School of Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) offers medical and biomedical PhD students a highly reputed research environment, excellent infrastructure and supervision, and in-depth scientific and transferable skill courses jointly developed by Leiden University and LUMC. The Graduate School Office facilitates PhD admission and registration for PhD students by means of the research management system Converis.
A PhD degree is an advanced research degree (Doctorate) awarded by Leiden University on the basis of a thesis and an oral examination. Your thesis must be a significant and substantial piece of research. You will conduct your research in one of the following Medical Research Profiles of LUMC:
- Vascular & Regenerative Medicine
- Immunity, Infections and Tolerance
- Translational Neurosciences
- Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy
- Innovation in Health Strategy Quality of Care
- Biomedical Imaging
A PhD degree normally takes four years of research and thesis preparation. You will be required to officially defend your thesis before a committee consisting of (co)thesis advisor, thesis commitee, and other experts in the field.
Leiden University PhD regulations 2017
Lectures and courses
Free spots available for:
Communication in Science for PhDs
5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 28 September, 5 and 12 October from 9.30–13.00 h
Venue: LUMC Education Building
Effective Communication for PhDs
8 September from 9.00 – 17.00 h or 10 October from 9.00 – 17.00 h. Venue: Academic Building, Faculty Club
19 September from 9.30 – 17.00 h. Venue: Academic Building, Faculty club
Competences and Motives
28 September and 12 October from 9.00 – 17.00 h. Venue: Academic Building, Faculty club.
You can register via the online registration form on the webpage of the course.
How to enroll as a PhD student at LUMC
Qualifications: you must have a University Master's degree (MD or MSc) or equivalent. To enroll you must first find funding and a thesis advisor or secure a vacant PhD position in one of the above research profiles.
Tips and practical information: Free download! E-book: Top PhD Advice from Start to Defense and Beyond, Focus on The Netherlands with Universal Tips & Tricks.
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