Question: Can I also deliver application files in person?
Answer: Our student affairs office is located in our building at Boschstraat 24, in Maastricht. You can deliver documents there, or if closed, leave them in our mailbox or at the reception. It is not our preferred option though.
Question: Is it possible to have employer letters of support sent directly to the University via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)?
Answer: The candidate will fill out the names and emails of the employer in the application form. Upon completion of your application form, an automated email is sent to your employer with the request to send us the letter of support. Once the letter is well received, you will receive notification that the application is complete and will be offered to our selection committee after the deadline.
In case you did not receive that information from our PhD Office, or in case for some reason you cannot (eg self employment) or prefer not to obtain a letter of support we recommend you to inform the PhD office email@example.com
Question: Can I visit Maastricht in preparation of my application?
Answer: Naturally, it is always possible to visit Maastricht. We will gladly meet you, talk to you to answer remaining questions and offer the option to talk to some PhD fellows in the institute. We will not offer assistance in preparing the proposal or other application documents content-wise, as that would create a conflict of interest during the review round of the applications. In case you are interested to meet us, please contact our PhD office to agree on a date that is convenient for you and us.
Question: Can I be too young or too old for the programme?
Answer: Age is not a criterion we consider when selecting the applicants.
Question: How are my chances to be accepted in year one?
Answer: The programme receives many applications, and many applications are of good quality. On average per year more than 100 people apply and are eligible. On a yearly basis, we are able to select a cohort of up to 10 fellows.