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Doing a PhD
Are you interested in doing a PhD?
A PhD track consists of original scientific research under the supervision of a professor, which takes on average 4 years.
Many PhD candidates are employed by the University, but a number are subsidised by a grant that they have acquired themselves.
The University also has a large number of external PhD candidates, who generally work part-time on their research.
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Curious about options after doing a PhD? Predecessors in academia, commercial organisations and non-profit organisations: https://www.pcdi.nl/community/role-models