Admission Requirements

Eligibility criteria

Applicants who wish to participate in the part-time PhD programme should possess:

  • An MSc or an equivalent degree obtained from an institution of recognised standing
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English (certified by an official English language test IELTS or TOEFL, or a degree from an English-taught programme)
  • A commitment to devote at least 15 hours a week for research and course work

How to apply?

To apply for participation in the Part-Time PhD Programme please submit the following documents before December 1, 2017:

  • A description of your research topic, including problem statement and a potential research methodology (maximum 2000 words)
  • A CV with complete contact details
  • Copies of academic transcripts and diplomas (certified): an MSc degree or equivalent is required
  • A copy of a valid passport (or a copy of a residence permit allowing to stay in the European Union) - Since this is a part-time module-based programme, we are not able to organise a Dutch residence permit for foreign participants. 

Application deadline

The application deadline is December 1, 2017. Candidates who still wish to apply after the deadline are advised to contact Niki Konijn ( as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities.