ASCA PhD candidates have access to a wide selection of research seminars, intensive interdisciplinary courses on specific topics and themes, and workshops devoted to practical skills.
Three different schools offer PhD training: The National Research Schools (including the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis - NICA), the Graduate School of Humanities (PhD Skills courses), and ASCA itself. All PhD candidates are welcome to participate, but they do not have to. The programmes are not compulsory. PhD candidates are expected to make their own selection; they do not have to earn ECTS.