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FAQ and links

This page contains a variety of links and documents answering some frequently asked questions for PhDs in SILS. If you have other questions, please check the PhD starting guide who to go to for asking.

Faculty A-Z list

The full list regarding Faculty support and facilities.

Doing a PhD

Most PhD vacancies at the UvA are paid positions; you are an employee of the University. This means that you apply for a position via responding to available vacancies. 
All information and necessary forms for doing a PhD at the UvA and the Faculty of Science can be found using the following link:

Housing

The SILS secretariat supports in housing for foreign PhD candidates and employees, contact them for further information or up-to-date tips on finding accomodation in (the surroundings of) Amsterdam.

If you are not eligible for UvA housing, you’ll need to find accommodation on your own. This page on the UvAweb provides tips on how to find a accommodation, including options such as renting a room in a private home, flat-sharing with other students, or staying in a student hotel. 

Online PhD defense

Due to the Corona measurements, PhD defenses are currently taking place with only a small group of invited guests. They are livestreamed via the UvA Youtube channel.
For more information, check www.uva.nl/phd-online .