There are advantages to earning your doctorate at Wageningen University and Research centre.

Internationally leading

First of all you are part of an organisation that has an excellent reputation internationally when it comes to conducting research and providing education. Wageningen University and Research centre is listed within the top 6 of the important citation indexes within its domain.

Position as an employee

Wageningen University and Research centre knows several categories of PhD candidates. One of the most common ways is to become a Research Assistant, employed at Wageningen UR for a period of 4 years.  As an employee you have all the benefits that a full-time job offers, e.g. a competitive salary, excellent working facilities and a fair amount of leave days.

International environment

The PhD programme has a strong international character with approximately 60% of our PhD candidates coming from universities outside the Netherlands. This makes Wageningen University & Research a truly international organisation. Subsequently, we boast a large number of international clubs (country related or study related), a sports programme for students and staff and the possibility to learn more about the Dutch and the Dutch language at our Language Services desk.