Why pursue a PhD in Rotterdam

Interested in starting a PhD track in our multidisciplinary and international setting? Found the PhD programme of your dreams at Erasmus University Rotterdam? We have a lot to offer to aspiring PhD candidates. Read more about our research services, our employment conditions and the city of Rotterdam.

Why pursue a PhD in the Netherlands?

Following a PhD track in the Netherlands might be different than pursuing a PhD in other countries. The main differences in following a PhD programme in the Netherlands en what the biggest reasons are to choose Holland, are listed at the Study in Holland-website

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Why choose Rotterdam?

Pioneering, hard-working, entrepreneurial and no-nonsense: that’s the City of Rotterdam, a modern metropolis built around the largest port in Europe. Home to citizens representing more than 170 nationalities, 55,000 students and many multinational companies: Rotterdam is a microcosm of the world.

The city, which has been flagged as a ‘must see’ in the New York Times, Lonely Planet and the Guardian, provides Erasmus University Rotterdam with the ideal academic laboratory for developing its scientific knowledge and putting it into practice. The University plays a prominent role by making substantial contributions in health care and the economic and socio-cultural development of the city and the region.

Rotterdam: a city to discover!

All about living, getting around, studying and safety in Rotterdam

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Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam represents all current, former and aspiring PhD candidates, as well as early career researchers of Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Erasmus Medical Center and all others who feel part of the Rotterdam PhD community. We give the Rotterdam PhD community a face and a voice at the university level. EPAR organizes drinks and other social events, provides information for PhD candidates, and maintains contacts with the policy makers of the university. 

Erasmus Research Services

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Are you a PhD candidate from China?

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