Welcome to ASAP, the Association of Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates!

Since the foundation of ASAP in 2006 by Amsterdam UMC PhD candidates, our goal has been to enhance your PhD experience, through:

Connection: ASAP organizes a variety of activities throughout the year where you can learn, develop yourself, have fun and meet fellow PhD candidates. Some of our events include the Science Night, Career Event, PhD Thesis Printer’s Fair, career and personal development workshops, as well as Summer and New Year’s Drinks. Check out our upcoming and past events

Information: Stay updated through our monthly newsletter. We bring you news about our events, but also employment conditions, rights, and opportunities within Amsterdam UMC. You can sign up to our newsletter here.

Representation: In order to advocate for PhD candidates, ASAP is in contact and involved with several organisations in- and outside of the UMC including the Doctoral School and Research Institutes, AUMC Board of Directors, AMR, AMC, VUmc and the Dutch Network of PhD Candidates (PNN)  at the national level. ASAP is supported by the Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School, which provides general information for PhD candidates about the PhD trajectory, supervision and courses.

ASAP membership is free! Sign up for our newsletter, or find us on Instagram (@asap_amsterdamumc) and LinkedIn.

Want to be involved? Become an ASAP PhD representative in your department! Find more info on what it entails on this page, and meet our board members on this page.