Pre-doctoral programme China 2020

Three Dutch universities: Leiden University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Groningen have joined forces this year to organize a first ever Pre-Doctoral programme in China for future and potential Chinese PhD candidates at Dutch universities.

This intensive one-week Pre-Doctoral programme will take place at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China from 22-26 June 2020


The Pre-Doctoral course is specifically designed to meet the needs of a Doctoral-level international student. The aim is to support incoming and future Chinese PhD candidates to have better preparation for their PhD trajectories. The Pre-Doctoral course is the perfect stepping-stone to a prestigious Dutch Doctoral degree.

Over the years, we have witnessed an increasing need of PhD candidates to develop research skills and competences, reinforce academic writing skills in English, and boost presentation skills in order to successfully commence their PhD trajectory.

With this intensive programme we aim to prepare PhD candidates for the start of their PhD trajectories in the Netherlands, by equipping them with necessary research, academic writing and soft skills to face upfront PhD research challenges. The programme is suitable for PhD candidates who intend to do a PhD in the Netherlands, and especially for PhDs who have been accepted to Dutch universities and are going to come to the Netherlands to commence their training and research.

The programme is well balanced with a module on life in the Netherlands, Dutch culture in general and the Dutch academic system. This makes the move and transition to the Netherlands easier and faster.

The programme consists of 4 modules:

1. Academic English Writing: development of advanced writing and academic English skills.
2. Academic Competences: development of innovative research skills.
3. Soft Skills Training: communicating and presenting research in multiple ways and to varied audiences and promoting research for maximum outreach.
4. Dutch Crash Course: social and cultural exploration of the Dutch culture and language.

This course has a limited number of places.

Details of the course
• Course date: Mon 22 - Fri 26 June 2020
• Schedule: 08:00-17:00 CST
• Group size: Max. 40 participants
• Course language: English
• Location: Tsinghua University
• Course fee: CNY 2000, including course materials, certificate, Predoc China merchandise, PhD alumni event with companies and academic institutions and coffee/tea and biscuits.

Application starts 1 FEB 2020
Application ends 10 JUNE 2020

Discounts 50% if from VU, RUG or Leiden
EARLY BIRD discount 25% until April 30 2020

Requirements for application
1. Master degree certificate or similar;
2. Research proposal draft (up to 800 words, 1 page);
3. Certification IELTS 6.5+ or similar;
4. A complete updated CV.

Registration and payment details for the course or eventual information on waiver will be sent to you IN JANUARY 2020 to your email and Wechat if you EXPRESS INTEREST via the link HERE.

For more information please contact:  or Wechat to Sandra Hasanefendic at wxid_82amb173i7s412 or by scanning the wechat QR code below.

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