Admission and application
Once you have decided on a study programme, you will need to start preparing for your studies abroad. The process starts with an application for admission.
In the Netherlands, a doctorate degree (PhD) can be obtained in different ways:
- Research proposal & supervision – you submit a new and original research proposal to a professor who is willing to support and supervise you. Finding a suitable professor means checking out international networks, scientific publications, bilateral contacts between your home institution and a Dutch university, the Internet, etc.
- PhD projects & vacancy – you are employed by the university and you receive a salary for doing existing research projects. Erasmus University Rotterdam publishes its PhD vacancies on the Internet: www.vacancies.eur.nl
- PhD programmes – you participate in an educational PhD programme offered by a research school
For more information check our PhD programmes.