STAGE 1: MEMBERSHIP GRADUATE SCHOOL
to be turned in together with your Application Form (send this to your supervisor!):
■ A Letter of Application, indicating your intention and motivation to follow a PhD trajectory at the Faculty of Religion and Theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, including a brief summary of your intended research area.
■ A Curriculum Vitae including academic work carried out.
■ Certified copies of your relevant diploma's (in PDF and by regular mail). A notary public, your university or another public institution must certify the copy. These copies must also be posted by regular mail, since the certification loses its validity if scanned.
■ Certified summaries of the curriculum components which you have followed, certified diploma supplements or original transcripts, esp. with a view to determine the content (and exemptions) of your Training and Supervision programme.
■ A copy of an identity document that is legally valid in the Netherlands (such as a passport, a driving license or an ID-card).
■ A signed version of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity (English version; Dutch version).
■ A Training and Supervision Plan (part of the Registration Form), signed by you and your supervisor(s).
Send this to your supervisor. Your supervisor sends the complete package to the Director of the Graduate School for approval of your TSP and further administrative action. If your TSP is accepted (or full exemption has been given), you are officially accepted as a member of the Graduate School and receive a Letter of Confirmation.
STAGE 2: APPLICATION TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
After your research proposal has been presented to one of the faculty's research groups, your supervisor sends it to the Doctorate Board (promotiecommissie) for approval. When the proposal is accepted, Form I should be turned in by your supervisor to the Graduate School (!). Form I secures registration in the beadle's administration.
■ Form I (Application for Admission to the Doctoral Programme of the Faculty of Religion and Theology (English version; Dutch version).
■ Research proposal as accepted by the Doctorate Committee (and presented to a research group).