Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

Vacancies ICS Graduate School

In 2020 the ICS offers several PhD positions in Social Sciences which will be described on this page.

Please take into account the following deadlines in our application procedure:

Project descriptions* online Thursday, April 16
Online application portal opens Thursday, April 16
Deadline application, portal closes Thursday, May 14 (23:59 Dutch time)
Selection for Skype interviews Thursday, May 20
Interviews per Skype (if applicable) Tuesday, May 26
Selection for live interviews Thursday, May 28
Interviews in Utrecht Monday, June 8
Start PhD Program Tuesday, September 1

* The project description consist of:

  • Title of the project
  • Description of the research question
  • Literature that supports the research question
  • Location of the project
  • Supervisors of the project

When you apply via the online portal (which opens at April 16) you will need to upload:

  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • 2 References
  • Copy of your diploma (or expectation letter including grades)
  • Copy of your master thesis (or draft)

For any questions about the procedure, please contact us via

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