Erasmus Graduate School of Law

Erasmus Graduate School of Law is the Graduate School of Erasmus School of Law. Since the start of EGSL in September 2012, it has supported all PhD researchers at Erasmus School of Law throughout their PhD trajectory and guides them towards successful and timely completion of their PhD.

Erasmus Graduate School of Law provides a pleasant, supportive and international research environment in which critical reflection, a multidisciplinary approach of the various legal disciplines and the exchange of ideas and experience between PhD researchers and all other members of Erasmus School of Law play a substantial role. By creating inspiring and dynamic research- and work environments where senior and junior researchers meet and learn from each other, EGSL aims to deliver outstanding, socially engaged and inspired academic professionals.

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On this page you can find the answers to frequently asked questions.

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PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Each year more than 300 academics complete their PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam. All faculties have their own doctorate programme, which normally amounts to a four-year track during which you perform research on a particular subject under the supervision of a professor.

More information

For a schematic overview of the recruitment and selection process, consult our flowchart.

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Retrospect of Erasmus Graduate School of Law Review Day

On 30 January, 2024, the annual Erasmus Graduate School of Law Review Day took place. This day was dedicated to PhD candidates.
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Dutch law weighs heavily on people without residency rights

Mieke Kox of Erasmus School of Law researched, "How are Dutch laws and regulations experienced by people without the right of residence?"
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Privacy protection: how secure are your online data?

Julia Krämer, PhD candidate at Erasmus School of Law, discusses online data protection in The Digital Period's podcast.
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The distressing situation of migrant workers: "I do not want any deaths today, so be careful"

Ruben Timmerman, PhD candidate at Erasmus School of Law, speaks out in the Pointer programme about migrant workers losing their jobs due to illness.
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Jolien Kruit wins the prestigious Albert Lilar prize

Jolien talks about her passion for maritime law, her career, and her experiences as an external PhD candidate.
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Election period: how easy is it to amend the Constitution?

Nick Efthymiou and Wouter Scherpenisse delve into how the Constitution can be changed.
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PhD Isabella’s ATLAS Agora experience in Toronto: learning from new perspectives

Isabella Regan, PhD candidate at Erasmus School of Law, represented Erasmus School of Law this year at the ATLAS Agora summer school in Toronto.
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Law, AI and Regulation Conference 2023

Summary of the two-day Law, AI and Regulation Conference 2023, which took place on 8 and 9 June 2023.
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The road to inclusivity: where does the Netherlands stand in the emancipation of LGBTQIA+ individuals?

Masuma Shahid, PhD candidate at Erasmus School of Law, assesses the steps the Netherlands has taken and still needs to take in LGBTQIA+ emancipation.
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Communicating law and research in plain language takes time but is always worth it

Gwendolyn Koops-Geuze and Ilona van Opdorp-van de Kooi, researchers at Erasmus School of Law, aim for accessible law and legal sciences.
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