The FindAPhD Students Section offers useful information to help PhD students, related e.g. to writing skills and the relation between the student and supervisor. Even though there is some country specific information concerning particularly UK, there is also a lot of general information that can be applied everywhere. In addition, the FindAPhD website offers information about PhD and Post Doc opportunities and professional development.

Online PhD

The Online PhD website offers guidance and links to relevant online resources to related to the process of PhD studies. It also contains information about current issues affecting the PhD programmes and the alternatives to PhD studies, as well as guidance and resources for Post-Doc development


On PhDportal candidates can find and compare more than 1,800 PhD programmes, projects and vacancies that lead to a PhD/doctoral degree from a European Higher Education Institute. In addition, candidates can get information regarding PhD studentships and visit ScholarshipPortal to examine funding options. The doctoral systems of the different European countries are also described on the PhDportal, in order for the candidates to better understand the diversity within the European doctoral education market.

Vitae – realizing potential of researchers

Vitae is a UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. The site includes information and guidance on many aspects of the doctorate, including planning, self-employment, supervision, raising your profile, completing your doctorate and planning your career.

Learning for sustainability - Thesis and dissertation thoughts and tips

This page lists some on-line resources for both research students and their supervisors. Topics covered include tips on structuring and writing a thesis or dissertation, and developing the supervisory team.


GDNet supports southern researchers to contribute and debate ideas in development thinking, policy and practice.GDNet facilitates access to data sets, journals and scholarly literature, providing researchers and research organizations in low and middle income countries with access to journals services that are normally only available to paying subscribers subject to terms of agreement with the service provider.