Application guidelines

Visiting researchers are doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree programme at another institution abroad, who wish to benefit from spending one month to one year in residence at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Visiting fellows are senior researchers who hold a doctoral degree, or professors of Law at another institution who enjoy a sabbatical or temporary leave and would like to work with one of our research groups for up to one year. In addition to pursuing independent research, visiting fellows are expected to collaborate on research projects and publications with faculty members as mentioned under terms and conditions.

You can apply by completing an application form, which will be sent to the department of your choice. We strongly encourage all potential visitors to contact the preferred department as wel as director of the preferred research programme before applying.

Visiting researchers and fellows are selected on the basis of experience, prior professional achievements, the quality of the proposed research, and its fit within our faculty. All applicants must be proficient in English. Applications will be judged by the programme director of the preferred research programme who will also be a contact person for the applicant regarding all matters related to the fellowship.