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PhD candidates

Leiden University strives to accommodate young talent, which is why it does its best to create an inspiring environment for PhD candidates. With the University Training Programme for PhDs, we offer a degree programme that is both complete and challenging.

A PhD path is a combination of research and personal development. The University Training Programme for PhDs helps doctoral students further hone the skills and abilities they need. The programme is aimed at developing both personal skills and research skills. It also provides the option of taking career courses.

This programme is offered by the faculty graduate schools and HRM Learning and Development. Part of the programme is compulsory, while you can choose how to complete the remaining portion based on your individual needs. You can get an idea about what the programme at your institute is like by looking at your own graduate school.

Psychologist PhD candidates

At the university, there's a psychologist who specialises in issues that are relevant to PhD candidates. The PhD psychologist has expertise in short-term treatment of anxiety issues, mood complaints, concentration and motivation problems, fear of failure and more.
In case of acute mental stress, you can consult the PhD psychologist and/or your GP directly. They provide the first line of care and can refer you to more specialised help if necessary.

Online learning environment for PhDs and postdocs

As a PhD candidate or Postdoc, you can enter a HRM Learning & Development training course. You can register via the online learning environment, which you can find via the Service portal or via the registration link on the training pages. In this online environment, you have access to an overview of all HRM Learning & Development training courses for young researchers, your training history, your certificates and more.

Do you have questions about the online learning environment? On the web page Courses offered - Leiden University, you will find Quickguides to guide you through the most important functions. Is your issue not listed here? In this case, you can contact HRM Learning & Development.

Introduction PhD candidates

A good starting point if you are looking for more information is the "Introduction Leiden University PhD's". In this online module we have summarised the most important information for your PhD track.

PhD Introduction Module

Courses PhD candidates

Look at our courses for PhD candidates

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