Skills development

for PhD candidates

PhD candidates at the Faculty of Science are able to attend a range of activities designed to build on their skills and experience and improve employability. This helps you to get more out of you doctorate degree, and be well prepared for your next career move.

There are many opportunities to develop transferable skills, offered at different levels of the organisation. On this website you can find details about the practical skills training courses and workshops running during the academic year.

UvA programmes

The Faculty of Science provides a programme with formal training throughout the year. This programme is intended for all PhD candidates with an appointment at the Faculty. 

Additionally, there are PhD courses available at the University level with topics such as career orientation, funding and communication and presentation. 

Programmes outside the University 

The Netherlands has a large number of Research Schools. These are collaborative research and PhD training institutions in specific domains. Special PhD courses are offered in many of the research schools in the Netherlands.

Postdoc Career Development Initiative

The Postdoc Career Development Initiative supports talented young scientists in career orientation and development. See for more information this website: Postdoc retreat / Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI)

Lanuage skills 

For improvement of your English or Dutch Language skills you can choose from a range of institutes: The institute for Dutch Language EducationCentrum voor NascholingUvA Talen

Published by  Faculty of Science

1 November 2017