2023 Fully Funded MD/PhD Scholarship (AMC/UvA) in the Netherlands

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Application Deadline: August 11, 2023


The scholarship program offered by AMC for MD/PhD combines the medical Master program with PhD research, and is exclusively available for students of AMC/UvA. This program enables students to complete both degrees in a shorter timeframe, as they can work towards their Master and Doctorate degree simultaneously.\

MD/PhD students at AMC/UvA and VUmc/VU differ in their study arrangements. While both programs offer a combination of Master’s and PhD studies, the AMC/UvA program is only available as a scholarship for AMC/UvA students, whereas VUmc/VU offers a different MD/PhD program. The Master’s degree program for MD/PhD students is customized to facilitate a blend of education and research, with the specific start and end dates for Master’s Phases 1 & 2 and 3 being determined by AMC Onderwijssupport. The other aspects of the MD/PhD program, however, are flexible. MD/PhD students are required to contact AMC Onderwijsadministratie eight months in advance to announce the desired starting date of their “semi-arts” internship (SAS), as internships may need to be planned up to five years in advance. During their clinical internships, MD/PhD students have the same rights and obligations as other Master’s degree students, and are subject to the Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER) of the program, as well as the Teaching Regulations for MD/PhD students.

Degree Level:

MD/PhD Scholarships (AMC/UvA) 2023-24, Amsterdam, Netherlands. is available to undertake Masters, PhD level programs at Amsterdam UMC.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Medicine


The MD/PhD scholarship covers the costs of the salary of an MD/PhD student for a period of two and a half years, plus limited additional research expenses. If the total cost of the planned project is likely to exceed this amount, the MD/PhD student and the PhD supervisor will need to secure additional funding from other sources. In total, four internally AMC funded MD/PhD Scholarships are available each year. The AMC grants funding for two years (half the grant for an AMC flexible OiO position), the department is obliged to match the salary for the remaining months of research work. Before the allocation of the MD/PhD Scholarship, a written matching declaration signed by both the head of the department and the division manager must be submitted. It is also possible to apply with complete departmental or external funding. These applications follow the same selection procedure and criteria. The number of externally funded MD/PhD positions is also limited to four.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates for the MD/PhD program must have a track record full of scientific promise as evidenced by proven research activities on the cv, the grade list and the letter of motivation. In addition a letter of recommendation from an AMC PI, and/or extracurricular research activities in the AMC or affiliated research institutes is needed. Candidates must also have obtained excellent evaluations for their Bachelor’s courses and no unnecessary study delay.

Eligible for the MD/PhD program 2023 are AMC students who:

  • Started the Bachelor’s degree program in Medicine in the academic year 2020-2021,
  • Started earlier and are without unnecessary study delay,
  • Started the premaster program in Summer 2022,


  • Have not yet started clinical internship rotations, and will not start their clinical internship rotations before March 1, 2024


  • Will obtain a Bachelor’s or Premaster degree in Medicine before January 1, 2024.

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