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One-Year PhD Training in Gender and Women's Studies


The Netherlands Research School of Genderstudies (NOG, Utrecht University) offers a one-year interdisciplinary programme (10 months) for graduated MA students and PhD students from abroad.

The Dutch academic year runs from September to the end of June. The one-year PhD Training starts yearly in September.
Training Package:
Free access to the NOG courses and research seminars. We offer two special research seminars, one for the Gender staff and one for the PhD’s students called the PhD Reading/Writing seminar. You'll be assigned a mentor with whom you'll have individual meetings to discuss your programme and your progress. You have the freedom to choose the courses of your interest in each block, but we advise you to restrict your choice to two courses per block, since you also have the research seminar and a series of coaching sessions with your mentor. In addition we offer the Doing Gender Lecture Series as well as master classes with experts in the field of gender and postcolonial studies in co-operation with the Postcolonial Initiative (PCI), the Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) and the Centre for the Humanities (CFH), all Utrecht University. All this will be accessible to you too. Extra fees required for special master classes and Individual Coaching. All courses are taught in English from multicultural, (Western) European perspectives. See this year's courses.
Pre-requisite for admission:
A Master's degree or the equivalent of a M.A. in gender or gender-related areas. The Centre for International Recognition and Certification of the NUFFIC (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education) in The Hague sets the standard for the procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications. The GGeP Board will make a profound evaluation about the global value of your foreign higher education.

A certificate is issued after completion of each individual course. Please note that this training doesn't officially constitute a MA or PhD degree, although an ECTS system is in place. 

Tuition fees:
The tuition fee for this programme is €4500,- (including use of internet facilities and university library). Fees are exclusive of room, board and insurance.

Application deadline:
Registration closes on: February 1 (early bird), and April 15 (last call). You'll be informed within 4 weeks after the deadline about the outcome of your application. After completion of this one-year programme, candidates have the option of applying for admission to the regular Ph.D. Degree course. Note that this requires a formal procedure and that admission is not to be taken for granted.

Application forms:
Here you can find the application forms.

Unfortunately, NOG doesn't have the possibility to give grants. You can check the following links for more information on scholarships and financial assistance provided by different organisations.

Practical information for students at Utrecht University:
On this website you can find some practical information on student life in Utrecht.