Going Abroad

Most PhD candidates in ABRI spend some time abroad at top schools to take seminars and/or collaborate with excellent researchers in their field. Usually this goes via their personal network and those of their supervisors. It is important to soon indicate such ambition.

Many of our PhD candidates visited top institutes for a few months during their PhD project, to work with excellent researchers in all tracks in ABRI, including Sloan School of Management at MIT, Haas School of Business at University of California Berkeley, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill, Stern School of Business at NYU, Cass Business School at City, University of London, University of Bath, University of Bristol, Mays Business School at Texas A&M, Aarhus University, University of Florida, UC Santa Barbara. During their visit they worked with and took classes from renowned scholars who oftentimes took part in their PhD defense reading committee and/or co-authored publications in top-tier journals. We aim for all our PhD candidates to take the opportunity to spend some time abroad during their projects.

Throughout the years we have also hosted a large number of visiting PhDs who came from a broad variety of universities and schools to spend time with our researchers and be trained in our courses. We have had guests over from University of Bologna, University of Aarhus, St. Petersburg University, University of Grenoble, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil), Boland College Stellenbosch (South Africa). This has even led to hiring post doctoral researchers after they graduated in their home university. We aim to host a number of visiting PhDs each year, spread across the various research tracks.

PhD candidates who are interested in going abroad for part of their PhD research can check out the following information and funding options: 
VU Amsterdam

 National Grant information

If you require any additional information please email ABRI's Programme Manager, via graduateschool.abri@vu.nl.