ISS PhD Fellowships in Development Studies for Non-European Students to Study in Netherlands

PhD positions in Development Studies

Course(s) Offered: Development-related Studies
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: International Institute of Social Studies
Country to Study in: Netherlands

Scholarship Description
The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam and located in The Hague (The Netherlands), is recruiting outstanding students for 5 PhD fellowships in Development Studies within the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice.

Fellowships are targeted at all students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (non-EU/EEA countries) who meet the criteria as set out below.

The PhD fellowships are available only for citizens of countries that are not part of the European Economic Area. For all fellowships, applicants should submit the following:
  • Proof of having obtained an MA Degree in one of the Social Sciences or equivalent, comprising at least four years of study at an internationally recognised university or Institute for Higher Education, as evidenced by certified copies of degrees and diplomas, and by copies of academic transcripts.
  • A research proposal in one of the areas indicated above (4-6 pages).
  • Good command of English, both orally and in writing, as evidenced by holding a degree from an English-speaking university or by supplying the results of a proficiency test from a recognised authority (such as TOEFL, IELTS or British Council).
  • Names of at least three referees, who should be able to provide information about the applicant’s academic strengths.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT EU countries)

Participating Institutions
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam and located in The Hague (The Netherlands)

Fields of study
In the 2016 round, four PhD fellowships are available for research related to the following cross-cutting themes within the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice: Migration; Environment and climate change; Social protection and inequality; and Conflict.

One PhD fellowship is available for research on topics related to the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa.

Number of awards
A total of five (5) fellowships will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
The PhD fellowships are for a maximum period of four years, starting 1 September 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible

Scholarship benefits
PhD students will receive a fellowship of €1,630 per month, plus an additional allowance to cover the costs of their field work, which normally takes place during the second year into the PhD programme

Method of Application
Applications for the five fellowships can be sent to the ISS selection committee PhD fellowships 2016 – phdfellowships2016[at] More information can be obtained from Professor Wil Hout, Deputy Rector for Research – hout[at] Applications should be submitted on or before the deadline below.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship, and also to access the application form.

The application deadline is 15 June 2016

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague is a unique, independent and international graduate school in the social sciences. The Institute of Social Studies was established in the aftermath of World War II at a time when there was widespread concern in Europe about reconstruction and when decolonization had been set in motion in India, Pakistan, Ceylon and then Indonesia.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (abbreviated as EUR, Dutch: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the city that also houses the largest port in Europe. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian. The university has seven faculties and focuses on four areas of expertise - Health, Wealth, Governance, and Culture.

Application Deadline: 15 June 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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