The Graduate School of Social Sciences

A warm welcome to our new VU-GSSS Academic Director: Prof. dr. Theo van Tilburg!

Foto Theo

We want to thank Prof. Peter Groenewegen for the work he did for the Graduate School in the past couple of years. Thanks very much Peter!


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU-GSSS), established in 2010, is embedded within the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS). Through a variety of activities VU-GSSS supports PhD candidates in their endeavor towards obtaining a PhD degree, and in becoming independent, fully qualified and responsible researchers in the Social Sciences. VU-GSSS provides a stimulating scientific environment in which young researchers, experienced staff and international scholars can mutually inspire each other. 

We are confident that our activities provide young researchers with the support they need to both complete their PhD project and mature as independent and critical academics.
About the VU-Graduate School of Social Sciences
PhD Application form
Important Documents

Study Guide (version April 2017)