How to apply for this PhD?
You can apply for participation in the Part-Time PhD Programme (start January 2022) by taking the following steps:
Step 1: Request a personal link to securely (through encrypted file transfer) upload your application documents. You can do so by sending an email to the programme coordinator. You will receive this link per email.
Step 2: Submit the following documents before December 1, 2021:
- A description of your research topic, including 1) problem statement (what is the issue?); 2) a research question; 3) the theoretical perspective, and 4) a potential research methodology and research design (maximum 2000 words)
- An updated CV with complete contact details
- Copies of academic degree + transcripts (certified): an MSc degree or equivalent is required*.
- A copy of a valid passport (and if applicable a valid Schengen zone visa)**
- A copy of the English language certification, attesting you excellent command of written and spoken English, certified by an official English language test IELTS or TOEFL, or a diploma from an English taught programme
*Diploma’s from professional programmes, certificate programmes, non-academic masters, and postgraduate programmes are generally not accepted as an entry qualification. To assess the eligibility of your degree, please contact the programme coordinator.
** Since this is a part-time module-based programme, we are not able to organise a Dutch study / residence visa for non-EU participants.
Who is this PhD programme for?
The Part-time PhD in Business programme is specifically designed for business leaders and professionals, who aspire to pursue a PhD on a subject relevant to their own business practice next to a full-time working commitment.
The programme is highly international, and welcomes participants from all geographical and professional backgrounds.
- Main industries: Consulting / professional services, banking, higher education, energy, IT, engineering, electronics / high technology, food production and marketing.
- Average work experience: 15-20 years (range: 1-45)
- Average age: 40-45 (range: 25–67)
- Gender: roughly 50% female, 50% male
- International participants: 40-45%
- International participants place of residence: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Qatar, Romania, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, UK, and USA.