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PhD opportunities

Why pursue a PhD at the GSMS?

Internationally oriented

At the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, we are working with people from all over the world. All of our postgraduate programmes are taught in English and more than half of our doctoral students are international! We encourage our students to complete parts of their programme in partner universities abroad and to build connections across national and cultural borders.

Personalized programmes

We encourage our students to become critical and independent thinkers. At the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, you will follow courses and do research in small groups where personal interaction with your supervisor is an important part of your education. As a result, our students design their research and their programme to meet their own personal interests.

World-class research

The University of Groningen is a top 100 University: our researchers come from all over the world and conduct groundbreaking research in an international environment. Research within the GSMS ranges from fundamental to patient-oriented (clinical) research. The GSMS has organized all its research in five research institutes and research programmes that each have developed research programmes around specific aims and objectives.

The research institutes are:

  • Cancer Research Center Groningen (CRCG)
    (central theme: Oncology)
  • Research Institute Brain and Cognition
    (central theme: Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences)
  • Research Institute GUIDE
    (central theme: Chronic Diseases and Drug Exploration)
  • Research Institute SHARE
    (central theme: Health Research)
  • Research Institute W.J. Kolff
    (central theme: Biomaterials)
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