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PhD International Scholarships in Balancing Additive and Subtractive Innovation, Netherlands

If you think you have the creativity and innovation to address urgent socio-ecological problems, such as the depletion of natural resources, climate change, and social inequality, then this opportunity is for you! The University of Groningen is very pleased to offer students the Interdisciplinary PhD Scholarships in Balancing Additive and Subtractive Innovation for the academic year 2022-2023.

Domestic and International students that have a master’s degree in social sciences and want to enroll in a PhD degree programme at the University of Groningen are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The successfully selected students will be entitled to receive a gross scholarship of € 2,249 per month.

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The University of Groningen is a public research university ranking 88th among Best Global Universities and 79th on the Times Higher Education ranking. The university’s mission is to empower and connect students, academics, and professionals to have a joint, positive impact on regional, national and global economic and business challenges.

Why should you study at the University of Groningen? The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence and does ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society

Application Deadline: Students can submit their application until 1st May 11:59 pm / before 2nd May 2022 Dutch local time (CET) at the latest by means of the application form.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Groningen
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: € 2,249
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands.


  • Eligible Countries: Home country national and foreign students can both apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD programme to study the Balancing additive and subtractive innovation at the University of Groningen can be applied.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • The applicants must have a strong interest in innovation and societal change.
  • The applicants must have an interdisciplinary background or affinity for working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • The applicants must be able to show perseverance, flexibility, project management, and collaboration skills.
  • The applicants must be fluent in English (both oral and written).
  • The applicants must be able to finish the PhD thesis in four years.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants must submit admission applications online via the university application portal. The PhD Scholarship application can be made separately online.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A motivation letter including an outline of a research proposal
  • Your CV
  • A scan of your diploma including transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Other relevant documents
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a Master’s degree in the social sciences (e.g., psychology, business management, sociology, innovation management, or economics).
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • PTE – 67
  • TOEFL IBT – 88
  • C1 – 176
  • Duolingo – 110
  • C2 – 176


The candidates selected by the University of Groningen will be given a sum of € 2,249 per month for up to 4 years to complete their PhD degree qualification.

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