Employment as a PhD candidate
The Dutch PhD system differs from the situation in many other countries. In most cases, PhD candidates in the Netherlands are employed by their respective universities to do research and conclude this research with a PhD thesis. Usually PhD candidates are also involved in teaching. Since PhD candidates are employed by the university, they receive a salary.
If you start as a PhD candidate at our faculty, you will be offered a salaried position in most cases. In coordination with your supervisor and your department head you may also do some limited teaching in one of our study programmes. For external PhD candidates the situation differs: They have to find funding for their living expenses through other sources and in most cases will be required to pay tuition fees.
More information can be found on the website of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands.