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International PhD Position in the Geopolitics of Europe-China Tech-Decoupling, Netherlands

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International PhD Position in the Geopolitics of Europe-China Tech-Decoupling, Netherlands

Applications are being accepted from outstanding international students for the International PhD Position in the Geopolitics of Europe-China Tech-Decoupling funded by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The grant is open for the academic session 2024/2025.

The award program is open to domestic and international students wishing to pursue PhD degree program at the university.

VU Amsterdam is situated on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldert neighbourhood of Amsterdam, adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district. The university offers a wide range of English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD levels, attracting more than 24,000 students from around the world

Application Deadline: April 22, 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Department: Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: € 2.770 per month (first year) to € 3,539 per month (fourth year)
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: Domestic and International students
  • The award can be taken in Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Hold a degree in Political Science, International Relations, or a closely related field
  • Possess knowledge of Europe-China relations
  • Have solid training in qualitative methodology and basic quantitative methods
  • Willingness and ability to conduct fieldwork abroad for several weeks
  • Proficiency in academic English (written and spoken)

Additional qualifications considered a plus:

  • Knowledge of Chinese and/or European and/or US politics and foreign policy
  • Competence and/or willingness to work with (social) network methodologies
  • Experience in conducting and analyzing elite interviews
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (written and/or spoken).

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply via the application button and upload their curriculum vitae and cover letter by April 22, 2024. Interviews are scheduled for May 2024.


Successful applicants will enjoy a challenging position within a highly committed team at a societally-engaged university in the vibrant international city of Amsterdam. Additional benefits include membership in the China in Europe Research Network (CHERN), a competitive salary, and excellent fringe benefits to promote work-life balance.

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