External PhD candidate

If you are interested in doing an external PhD at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University, and you have at least a Master degree in economics of business, or an equivalent Master degree in for example sociology, psychology etc., offering a comparable theoretical and methodological basis, and a TOEFL score of 550 or above on the paper-based test or 80 or above for the computer-based test, with a minimum of 20 points per skill (reading, listening, speaking and writing), you can send us your CV and motivation letter.

Send an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including personal details, master’s degree, professional work experience, educational experience, other academic activities and current research interests) and a motivation letter of why you want to pursue a PhD and why you are interested in the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University (max 1 page) to gsbe-phd-application@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Please also include name(s) of our staff that you would be interested in working with.

Once we have received your CV and motivation letter, we will judge the quality of your CV and motivation letter, and based on that the PhD Director or potential supervisor might invite you to submit a research proposal (note that this does by no means guarantee that you will be accepted as an external PhD candidate).

Note that applications of candidates that do not fulfill the requirements, or applications that are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.