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Pre-doc China programme 2023 registration starts on 1 April

24 March 2023
Pre-doc China programme 2023 from 19 to 30 June 2023

The Pre-doctoral training is a joint initiative by University of Groningen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Leiden University. The training is specifically designed to meet the needs of Doctoral-level Chinese students. The ambition is to support incoming Chinese PhD students with a better preparation for their PhD trajectories at a Dutch university.

With this intensive two-week programme, PhD students will be equipped with the necessary research, academic writing and soft skills to manage challenges commonly encountered in a PhD trajectory. Furthermore, the programme makes the transition to the Netherlands easier and faster thanks to the practical insights provided by Chinese PhD alumni on ‘life in the Netherlands’, the Dutch culture and the Dutch academic system.

Course content: The programme consists of 4 modules:

  • Academic English Writing,
  • Academic Competences,
  • Soft Skills Training,
  • Dutch Crash Course.

Course period: 19 - 30 June 2023 (two weeks online program)
Course language: English
Target Group: The programme is open to all first year Chinese PhD students who have been selected for a doctorate programme in the Netherlands
Group size: max. 36 students

Application starts: 1 April 2023 (first come, first served)
Application closes: 4 June 2023 (cancellation possible until 4th June. After this date, the cancellation fee of 50 euro applies)
Selection results: students will be informed about the outcome of the selection process by 9 June 2023

For registration and additional information please check the Academic Transfer website. Programme information is also available on the website. For information about the China pre-doctoral programme, please contact: predoc-china 

Last modified:24 March 2023 3.09 p.m.

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