Practical information about pursuing a PhD at EUR

Interested in starting a PhD track in our multidisciplinary and international setting? Found the PhD programme of your dreams at Erasmus University Rotterdam? Then you probably have a lot of practical questions about pursuing your research career in Rotterdam. Find out all about funding, requirements and preparations.

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.


Are you a PhD candidate from China?

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