Funding Opportunities for PhD Candidates

There are various national and international funding opportunies, grants and scholarships for PhD candidates.

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

PhDs in the Humanities
The aim of this PhD programme is to attract young research talent in the humanities so as to counteract the trend of an aging scientific staff. Two types of PhD position can be applied for: standard PhD positions and PhD positions for lecturers. Proposals can only be submitted for PhD students who are selected by deans of the faculties involved. More information.  

This programme aims at helping representatives of ethnic minorities into the world of science. Applicants aspiring to obtain a PhD position must be graduates from or final-year students at a Dutch university who have received their entire university education in the Netherlands, or – if they have taken only their university Master’s degree here – have been resident in the Netherlands for at least five years. In addition, both of the applicant’s parents – or the applicant and minimally one parent – must have been born in one of the specified countries. More information

Grants and Scholarships

Various grants and scholarships are available for excellent international students at the bachelor's, master's and/or PhD levels. Usually, scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Some scholarships are available to nationals or/and residents of certain countries. For more information see the overview of scholarships available.

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.
More information.

Last Modified: 27-09-2012