Graduate School of Psychology and Neuroscience
The Graduate School of Psychology and Neuroscience (GSPN) is an umbrella organisation for all PhD candidates of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), comprising about 90 internal and over 100 external PhD candidates, and still growing. The Graduate School optimises education and training of PhD students, organises an annual research day and workshops, facilitates and monitors the quality and progress of research projects.
- 90 internal and over 100 external PhD candidates
- aims to optimise education and training of the PhD candidates
- has a strong research community
FPN PhD students who are confronted with undesirable behaviour (sexual harassment, aggression, violence or discrimination) or unequal behaviour, or who are involved in a conflict in their working situation may contact the confidential advisors for assistance. The confidential advisor is:
Dr. Anke Sambeth
(043) 388 4740
Research & education
PhD candidates at GSPN have all facilities of FPN at their disposal.
- make use of our extensive research laboratories
- apply for any course offered by the faculty and its research school partners
- make use of the Test Subject Database maintained by the Research Support Department
All PhD vacancies are posted on
Regulations for Promotion
- Regulation governing the attainment of doctoral degrees
- Promotiereglement UM
(Dutch version: in case of conflict this version will be referred to)
Almost all education within the GSPN is focused on training PhD researchers within the context of their chosen topic and needs. PhD students at GSPN have access to courses from:
- FPN Research Masters
- FPN affiliated Research Schools
- Graduate Schools @UM
- the University Library
- the UM Language Centre
- Staff Career Centre
Affiliated research schools
Besides the membership in the Graduate School of Psychology and Neuroscience, PhD candidates can be affiliated to various FPN institutions and associated research schools. Many institute and school courses are also open to PhD candidates who are not members. Research Schools include:
FPN has extensive research laboratories with cutting-edge equipment and apparatus, such as EEG labs, eating labs, psychopharmacology labs and non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) labs (incl. TMS). Measurements for ultra-high-field MRI research can be performed at Scannexus. PhD candidates employed by or posted at our faculty can use all facilities, and externals PhD candidates can send a request for use of the research laboratories to the lab coordinator. In addition, FPN has an instrumentation and engineering (IE) and a research support department (RSD) to assist researchers. For more information click here.
Rules and regulations
Different labs have different rules and regulations. To reserve a lab, first check Resource Booker for availability, then contact the coordinator to make a reservation.