MHeNs PhD Programme

‏‏‎   ‎Fast Facts

 Over 270 PhD candidates
 Average of 45 doctorates per year
 43% of our PhD from abroad
 High academic level PhD programme
 Transdisciplinary focus
 International partnership networks

The PhD educational program of MHeNs has a strong multidisciplinary character and is on a European level embedded within the European Graduate School of Neuroscience  EURON. The aim of the program is to promote a high level of competence in a specific research field, but also in more generic, transferrable skills that are important for high level professional careers in research, education, or clinical practice.

A PhD degree at MHeNs is not just a study but a serious research project that adds new knowledge to our field. As a PhD candidate at MHeNs, you will spend most of your time conducting original research and writing a dissertation. You might also follow courses relevant to your research or have teaching responsibilities as well. Most candidates take four years to complete their dissertation and earn their degree.

PhD-programmes are based on successful grants that are acquired by staff members from our school. Vacancies for PhD-positions are announced via (inter)national channels, such as the website of Academic Transfer. In general, open applications for PhD-positions are not possible. When students provide means for their own support and their research other conditions may apply.

You can also contact a MHeNs faculty member if you work at another academic or clinical organisation, in industry or in public services and would like to discuss collaborative research work that might lead to a PhD. Such external PhDs are generally conducted with a supervisory team composed of UM staff and staff from your own organisation. External PhD students have access to the same courses and facilities as internal PhD students. We also have a number of double and joint PhD degree programmes, for example with our EURON partners.


For more information please contact:
  Martin van Boxtel
PhD Coordinator MHeNs
  Nicole Senden
Programme Coordinator EURON