Scholarship Overview

If you want to work closely with researchers on projects that focus on popular music, urban arts and education, then you must check out the PhD Scholarships in Present Heroes offered by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Students with a master’s degree in Anthropology, Social Sciences or Media Studies are ideal candidates for this Erasmus University Rotterdam International Scholarship. Students must have adequate experience, ability and knowledge, and English and Dutch language proficiency to be considered. Candidates can expect a salary of € 3.247 per month on being selected.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public research university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, ranked 68th in Best Global Universities. Erasmus University Rotterdam competes with the top European universities due to its high quality and positive societal impact of its research and education.

Scholarship Benefits

The applicants selected for the PhD position will be given a salary amounting to a maximum of € 3.247 per month on a 38-hour-per-week contract by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Scholarship Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: All international and domestic students are eligible to apply for this Erasmus University Rotterdam International Scholarship.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The applicants must undertake a PhD study programme at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), and Mulier Institute of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have experience with qualitative research methods.
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of and affinity with working with adolescents and ethnic minority groups. Having a migration background yourself is considered a plus;
  • Proven affinity for empirical research, as evidenced by your master’s thesis, publications, research plans and other projects;
  • You have experience with qualitative research methods;
  • Organizational experience and skills;
  • You have an affinity with sports;
  • You can work independently and flexibly, taking the initiative where needed;
  • You can communicate and collaborate effectively in a team setting;
  • You are interested in and committed to teaching and supervising students.


  • How to Apply: Admission applications must be made on the university portal. Students must mail the supporting documents to [email protected] to apply for the scholarship.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Names and Contact details of two referees
  • Publication list
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Social Sciences or Media Studies, preferably a research master’s.
  • Language Requirement: The students must have excellent oral and writing skills in Dutch and English, as demonstrated in an excellent thesis and other publications; Non-English speakers must meet the C1 standards of the Common European Framework.
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