The Centre for the Study of European Contract Law offers an external PhD programme.
Candidates who seek to obtain a doctoral degree, researching a topic that falls within the ambit of the CSECL research expertise, i.e. the law governing transactions on the EU’s internal market, may apply. For further information on current CSECL research, please click the links below.
External candidates are not employed by the CSECL and perform their doctoral research in their own time.
The CSECL External PhD Programme consists of:
The external PhD candidate establishes (together with her/his supervisor) a Training and Supervision plan (OBP) in which they agree upon a fully developed research proposal, the frequency of their meetings and participation of the candidate in courses and seminars offered by CSECL, the Amsterdam Law School or other accredited research schools.
The candidate’s research progress is evaluated yearly, taking into account the agreements contained in the OBP.
The CSECL welcomes applicants to submit a letter of interest, C.V. and research proposal to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Before submitting your application package, please carefully review the application criteria (see below).
The aspirant PhD researcher:
In principle, external candidates conduct their doctoral research in their own time, or with the support of (time or financial) compensation from their existing employers (public or private sector). Candidates may independently seek alternative funding or scholarships.
The Amsterdam Law School offers annual Mr. I. Henri Hijmans Grants to the amount of 5000 euro a year.