The Graduate School has developed a PhD handbook for beginning PhD candidates. It includes practical guides on how to get started, the EUR doctoral regulations and much more. We consider the handbook to be an essential support tool for beginning PhD candidates. Hard copies of the handbook are available at the Graduate School office (Mandeville building, T15-33) and all departmental secretary offices.
Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities (EGSH)
By facilitating doctoral education to over 500 PhD candidates in a total of 10 academic fields the Graduate School nurtures research excellence and a vibrant academic community. To provide aspiring PhD researchers with an efficient application service, the Graduate School uses an online application system. Visit our admission page for a step-by-step guide.
The Graduate School is an Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) joint venture of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), the Faculty of Philosophy (FW) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
New PhD candidates can request a PhD peer. A PhD peer is a more experienced PhD candidate who will help beginning PhD candidates through the first stage of their PhD. For three consecutive months they give advice about support services, life as a PhD, and much more.
The PhD council invites all PhD candidates of the Graduate School to join the open air screening of the movie classic Back to the Future. This social event is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow PhD candidates in an informal setting.
The PhD council invites all PhD candidates of the Graduate School to join the open air screening of the movie classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This social event is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow PhD candidates in an informal setting.