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PhD Student Scholarships at University of Groningen in Netherlands, 2017

The University of Groningen is offering four Ph.D. scholarships, two to complete a Ph.D. in Culture, Language & Technology and two to complete a Ph.D. in Governance & Sustainable Economy.

This program is issued by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (OCW) within the framework of the national Ph.D. Scholarship Programme Experiment.

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A valuable opportunity for Netherland students.

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Brief Description

University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: NA
Course Level: Ph.D. program
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Netherland Students
The program can be taken in the Netherlands
Application Deadline: Closed


  • Candidates should have a master’s degree in relevant fields, an excellent academic record, a strong motivation to complete a Ph.D. in four years, and an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Applicants from the Netherlands can apply for these scholarships.
  • Scholarships are awarded to study Culture, Language & Technology, Governance & Sustainable Economy.

Netherlands Scholarships

How to Apply

  • How to Apply:  Candidates may apply for this opportunity until December 1, 2016, Central European Time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must submit the following documents to vmp-at-rug.nl, with the subject line GS&E PhD:
  • A letter providing your motivation and key qualifications
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of diploma with a list of course grades
  • Reference letters from two academic referees
  • A research proposal of up to 2000 words, covering state of the art, main research question, key objectives, and relevance, the proposed (methodological) approach, a brief description of the relevant literature, and a provisional timetable
  • A writing sample of no more than 5000 words, such as an essay or part of a master’s thesis.
  • Admission Requirments: Candidates should have a master’s degree in relevant fields.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must have an excellent command of spoken and written English.


  • The successful candidates will be part of the University of Groningen’s Ph.D. Scholarship Programme and will receive a gross scholarship of €2027 per month, of which wage tax and social insurance premiums will be deducted.
  • They will be required to be resident in Leeuwarden and will be enrolled in the Graduate School Campus Fryslân.
  • After nine months, and thereafter annually, the progress will be evaluated.

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