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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Law PhD Programme

Application

1. PhD positions within the University internal funding

When there is a PhD position available at the Faculty, information will be published on the web page Job Opportunities at the University of Groningen.

2. Scholarship PhD

Foreign PhD candidates who have acquired their own research funding (scholarship PhD's) can send in an application. PhD candidates who are partly funded by a university or other institution can apply for a sandwich PhD. For both categories candidates should submit:

  • a recent CV
  • a transcript of courses and diplomas obtained at university level
  • a letter with a motivation for the research project, suitability, and choice of supervisor
  • a copy of the scholarship
  • a research proposal with a maximum of 4 A-4 including an introduction , of the central research question, the research questions, relevant literature, methodology, plan of action and the integration of the research in the research programmes of the Faculty.
  • a letter of recommendation concerning scientific performance.

You can send the documents to the general address of the Graduate School: ggsl rug.nl

3. PhD without funding (External PhD)

As an external PhD student, you do not have an employment contract with the university. You write your dissertation in your own time and under the supervision of a professor. A dissertation can consist of a monograph, but you can also write a dissertation based on academic publications.

If you would like to apply, please send us the following documents:

  • a copy of your master's degree with the relevant list of marks
  • an up-to-date CV
  • a letter with a motivation for the research project, suitability, and choice of supervisor
  • a research proposal of max. 4 A-4 with the following elements: introduction of the central research question, relevance of literature, methodology, plan of approach + planning and the integration of the research in the Faculty's research programmes. You can use the research proposal form for this purpose.
  • a letter of recommendation concerning scientific performance

You can address your application to the Director of the GGSL, Prof. Dr. A. Tollenaar and send it to: ggsl rug.nl, the address of the Graduate School of Law.

On this page you can read what the Graduate School has to offer you after your admission.

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