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procedure

At Wetsus, we have unique and challenging rounds for candidate selection, please read this important information to apply for Wetsus doctoral programmes.

  • Selection process

    The selection procedure consists of three rounds and it is a lengthy rigorous process, which will take several months to complete:

      • Round 1: Application documents screening.
      • Round 2: Video interview.
      • Round 3: Recruitment challenge at Wetsus in Leeuwarden*.

    *In case of travel ban related to the SARS-CoV2 pandemic or similar international emergency-related issues, the recruitment challenge will take place online in a video conference platform. Please refer to the guide for applicants for more detailed information in each round.

    In each round, the suitability of the applicant is assessed using a scoring system, considering five criteria with maximum scores as listed below.

      • Motivation and affinity for the proposed topic (15 points)
      • Research skills and basic knowledge (40 points)
      • Affinity for personal development and business oriented training (15 points)
      • Initiative and independency (15 points)
      • Communication skills (15 points)
  • Deadlines

    The deadline of the application is on the 9th of May 2022 at 15.00 CEST.

  • Appeal and redress

    Wetsus will take all measures to implement the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. See Euraxess for more information.

    After each round candidates can appeal within 2 weeks if they feel they are unjustly evaluated for one of the following reasons:

      • Relevant information was not taken into account.
      • Procedural errors.
      • Discrimination on the basis of gender, race, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
      • Other ethical issue.

    Appeal can be filed through email at: appeals_phdpositions@wetsus.eu

If you have questions or you want more information about the recruitment procedure please send an email to phdpositions@wetsus.eu