Research Social and Behavioral Sciences

Obtaining a doctorate

Pursuing a doctorate

There are several ways to obtain a doctorate at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences:

  • You apply for a job as internal PhD.
  • You apply for a PhD position backed up by a scholarship.
  • You apply for a PhD position while continue to be employed elsewhere or be self-funded. This is called an external PhD.

Internal PhD

Internal PhD’s are employees of Tilburg University and therefore receive a salary. You work on you research project for three or four year, follow several PhD courses and spend part of your time on teaching. You can only apply on available vacancies. Available vacancies

PhD backed up by a scholarship

If you have been assigned a scholarship to pursue a PhD or are in the possibility to obtain such a scholarship you can contact the Graduate School to check whether you can apply at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Note that there are no scholarships available at this School. You have to come up with your own research topic and proposal. Acceptance is based on your background and the quality of your research proposal.

List of possible scholarships you can apply to:

External PhD

If you would like to do research as an external PhD student, it is necessary to find a professor who is willing to act as your supervisor. You can either contact a professor directly (see our experts and expertise pages for an overview of all our staff) or send a message to the Graduate School. You have to come up with your own research topic and proposal. If you are accepted as an External PhD, you will receive access to our facilities (databases, library access etc.)