Erasmus University Rotterdam 5 PhD Fellowships in Development Studies 2018, Netherlands

Publish Date: Dec 28, 2017

Deadline: Mar 15, 2018

5 PhD fellowships in Development Studies

ISS is recruiting outstanding students for 5 PhD fellowships in Development Studies within the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice

Thematic areas

In the 2018 round, holders of a Master’s degree can apply for research positions related to the following cross-cutting themes in the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice:

  • Migration and diversity
  • Environment and climate change
  • Social protection and inequality
  • Conflict and peace

Terms of the fellowships

The PhD fellowships are for a maximum period of four years, starting in 2018

PhD students will receive a fellowship of approximately €1,750 net 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.


The PhD fellowships are available only for citizens of countries that are not part of the European Economic Area. Candidates from African, low-income or low-middle-income countries are especially encouraged to apply.

For all fellowships, applicants should submit the following:

  1. Proof of having obtained a first-class or excellent MA Degree (if applicable, a degree with GPA of at least 3.70) in one of the Social Sciences or equivalent, comprising at least four years of study at an internationally recognized university or Institute for Higher Education, as evidenced by certified copies of degrees and diplomas, and by copies of academic transcripts.
  2. A research proposal in one of the areas indicated above (approx. 10 pages, 5000 words).
  3. 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 recognized authority  with the following result:
    IELTS: 7.0
    TOEFL PBT: 600
    TOEFL CBT: 250
    TOEFL IBT: 100
  4. Reference letters of at least three referees, who should be able to provide information about the applicant’s academic strengths.


ISS has an online application process consisting of several steps which require you to provide information and upload supporting documents. All documents can be uploaded directly from your computer. Make sure that multiple page documents are submitted as one file.

One of the first questions you will have to answer is whether you want to apply for one of these fellowship and for which field of study you want to be considered. You can select only one field of study.


Applications for these scholarships can only be submitted between 15 January and 15 March 2018.

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