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5-Month Intensive International Postgraduate Programme


This 5-month programme is open to foreign candidates beginning their PhD training and to advanced MA students with an interest in research. 
Core Training Package:
We offer several courses plus 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. The (provisional) courses we offer are as follows: 
In Block 3 (February - midway April 2013):
In Block 4 (midway April - June 2013)

The Intensive Graduate programme will be launched with a welcome by Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Buikema. This session serves to provide candidates with further details on the training programme and general background information on Women's Studies and Practices of Feminism in the Netherlands. It is also the moment to meet members of the school's faculty and staff.

Optional (extra fees should be paid):
  • Research supervision by a NOG faculty member (Individual Coaching option).
  • Attending NOG courses outside the basic package.
A certificate is issued after successful completion of all requirements. Please note that this 5-month 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 €2500,- (including use of internet facilities and university library). Fees are exclusive of room, board and insurance.  
Application deadline:
Deadline: October 15, 2012. You'll be informed within 6 weeks after the deadline about the outcome of your application.

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 about 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.