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Graduate Schools of Science

Presenting the programmes of the Graduate School of Exact Sciences, the Graduate School of Informatics and the Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences.
Future MSc students
The Faculty of Science has a total of 18 Master's programmes and multiple specialisations, covering a broad range of disciplines.The programmes are subdivided into three Graduate Schools, and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Future PhD candidates
A PhD is the highest academic qualification in the Netherlands. It generally involves four years of original research on a specific topic. Students who have a Master's degree can apply for a position, and are selected on the quality of their (educational) background.
Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship
The Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship is a full scholarship of € 12.500 (covering tuition fee and living expenses) for one academic year with the possibility of extension for a second year (for two-year Master’s programmes).
Master's students
All information for current Master's students of the Faculty can be found on the student sites of the University of Amsterdam.
Current PhD candidates
Information on procedures, skills development and support for current PhD candidates at the Faculty of Science can be found on the staff website of the faculty.


Dick Stufkens Prijs 2018 awarded to chemical physicist Stefan Vuckovic
The Dick Stufkens Prize 2018 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry will be awarded to Dr Stefan Vuckovic.The School honours with this prize innovative PhD-research in chemistry.
PhD and Master's student news
Check out the news about our Master students en PhD candidates.
Research Schools
Many PhD programmes in the Netherlands are part of a national Research School. Research Schools are accredited interuniversity organizations that provide subject-specific courses to doctoral candidates. The Research Schools facilitate knowledge exchange and give (potential) PhD candidates an overview of the career options in the Dutch academic landscape.