International PhD Scholarships in Understanding Nonresponse in Surveys, Netherlands

To help students who are good enough but cannot afford to study abroad, the University of Groningen is offering International PhD Scholarships in Understanding Nonresponse in Surveys for talented candidates.The studentship is available to students from all over the world who wish to pursue a PhD degree program for the academic session 2022/2023.

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Great offer for international students to complete their PhD study in the Netherlands with an award amount of €2,249 per month (gross).

The University of Groningen is a public research university in Groningen that is placed 79th in the Times Higher Education rankings as a top 100 research university with a worldwide orientation. Its goal is to empower and link students, professors, and professionals so that they may work together to solve regional, national, and global economic and business concerns.

Why study at the University of Groningen? At the university, students will have access to high-quality supervision, top-notch instruction, and cutting-edge facilities. The University of Groningen provides genuine environmental learning experiences to the candidates.Application Deadline: Candidates may apply for this position until 15 May 11:59 pm / before 16 May 2022

Brief Description

  • University: University of Groningen
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Awards: €2,249 per month (gross)
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Understanding Nonresponse in Surveys
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Have a master’s or research master’s degree in for example social sciences, communication science or data science
  • Have had a thorough training in qualitative and quantitative research skills
    formulate a short research proposal before the start of the project, and develop this further together with the research team in the first six months of the research project
  • Have affinity with survey research methodology
  • Have a good command of spoken and written English (C1) and preferably Dutch (B1)
  • Be able to finish the PhD thesis in four years
  • Be able to show perseverance, flexibility, and have organizational and collaboration skills
  • Enjoy the planning, taking initiatives, and academic writing
  • Be able and willing to work in Groningen.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To be eligible for this opportunity, applicants need to take admission in a PhD degree at the University of Groningen. After being enrolled, applicants can apply through an online application form for the position.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must submit the following documents:
  •  A recent curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation of a maximum of two A4 pages, explaining your interest in the project and detailing your suitability for the scholarship
  • A copy of your diplomas with a list of course grades
  • A copy of your master thesis (or equivalent)
  • Contact details for two to three personal references
  • A research proposal of maximum 1.000 words covering: the title, research question(s), a short introduction, methodology, and research plan (excluding references).
  • Admission Requirements: Before submitting your application form, you need to check any entry requirements for each qualification you plan to study.
  • Language Requirement: Students must have a certificate of English language proficiency.


The University of Groningen will provide €2,249 per month (gross) for the PhD candidates.

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