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Doing your PhD in Holland

Why do your PhD in Holland?

   > Holland has excellent graduate schools.

   Large variety of research fields and extensive interdisciplinary collaboration.

World-class research: 12 out of 14 Dutch research universities are ranked in the top 200 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011.

   > Research schools and graduate schools

   All PhD candidates are part of a graduate school or research school. Research    schools are partnerships between multiple research universities and research  institutes, while graduate schools are organised within universities. Both provide an  inspiring research environment, offering tailor-made study programmes, master  classes, seminars and conferences.

   > A Dutch PhD is highly regarded

   PhD from a Dutch university is highly regarded because of the high academic    standards. The Netherlands has an excellent international ranking for the number of  publications per researcher (2nd) and for the impact of research publication (4th).

- Where are PhDs offered?

In Holland, research is carried out by research universities, research institutes and companies, but only research universities can award PhD degrees. Other research institutes that work in close collaboration with a research university may also offer PhD positions.

PhD Scholarships - Science without Borders Holland

1) PhD sandwich I : The PhD candidates do research at a Dutch institution, after which they conclude their thesis in Brazil. They receive a scholarship for a period of up to 12 months.

2) PhD sandwich II: The PhD candidates do research at a Dutch institution and obtain a double degree. They receive a scholarship for a period of up to 24 months.

3) Full PhD: The students do a full PhD and obtain their degree at a Dutch institution. They receive a scholarship for a period of up to 48 months.

How To Apply

> Full-time PhD students - Science without Borders (up to four years)

 

Step 1 Before you make your application, make sure if your field of study is listed on the priority areas of the Science Without Borders Program.
Step 2 Full PhD scholarship applicants have 2 ways to discover the possibilities offered by  the Dutch universities interested in hosting Brazilian PhD students through the Science Without Borders program:
- register your profile and pitch your ideas at: http://www.swbholland.org/en/cadastro.php
- You may also directly contact the Dutch universities. For available vacancies for Brazilian Phd students, please visit
http://www.swbholland.org/en/area.php
- Check the other PhD opportunities available in the Dutch higher education 
http://www.academictransfer.com/werken-in-de-wetenschap?set_language=en / 
http://www.euraxess.nl/
 
Step 3 Once approved, the student is responsible for submitting a proposal directly to Science without Borders program, with your 
admission letter, in order to apply for the scholarship.
Step 4  When your grant proposal has been accepted, Science without Borders will notify Nuffic, and then the grant can be administered.

> Sandwich PhD Scholarships - Science without Borders (12/24 months)

Step 1  Before you make your application, make sure if your field of study is listed on the priority areas of the Science without Borders Program.
Step 2  Check, in contact with your institution, if there is a cooperative agreement between your Brazilian university and the Institution in Holland. 
And if there isn't, ask your supervisor to contact Nuffic Neso Brazil.
Step 3 You may also directly contact the Dutch universities and discuss the possibility of a 12 month project. This discussion should include their 
supervisor at their home university and the proposed supervisor at the Dutch university. A student may wish to have this discussion with more than one university.
http://www.swbholland.org/en/area.php
Once approved, Students need to work with their supervisors in Brazil to submitting a proposal directly to Science without Borders program, with the admission letter
 of the Dutch institution, in order to apply for the scholarship. The proposal must be submitted by the supervisor in Brazil. 
*Information about this process can be found here:http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/doutorado-sanduiche
Step 4  When your Sandwich PhD grant proposal has been accepted, Science without Borders will notify Nuffic, and then the grant can be administered. 
Concomitantly, you’ll be contact by CNPq. 

- Deadline for applications

Over the four years of the Science without Borders programme, there will be a rolling system of 3-entry points each year for both full time PhD Grants and sandwich PhD scholarships 

http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/pos-graduacao-e-pos-doutorado

http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/doutorado-pleno1

- Your own research proposal

If you have a specific research proposal of your own and cannot find a vacancy to match it, you may pitch your ideas here. For a list of the PHD possibilities available at research universities and research institutions check here or see the factsheets of the Dutch research universities.

 

 

 

Create your profile

The Dutch Higher Education Institutions want to know you better.

Send us your resume and a video presentation along with your personal details via our registration form. 

> Register here.

 

Quick links

Find below useful links about the program:

Science without borders

- Call for PhD / 2012

Nuffic Neso Brazil

- When to aplly

CNPq Programme page

Check out the Science without Borders program page

Get in contact

(61) 3041-6094

swbholland@nesobrazil.org

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