€3,122 Utrecht University in Netherlands 2022 PhD International Positions in Particle Physics

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  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $3000 - $5000
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    Utrecht University Heidelberglaan 8 3584 CS Utrecht The Netherlands Tel. +31 (0)30 253 35 50  

This PhD project is a part of the A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) program, which aims to create and study the high-temperature state of the strong interaction by using high-energy collisions of heavy lead ions. The quark-gluon plasma is the state of the strong interaction that results from these collisions (QGP). At CERN in Geneva, one of the experiments being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider is called ALICE. In your role as a PhD candidate, you participate in research initiatives that make use of so-called “hard probes.” These probes include the production of quarks and gluons with high momentum through collisions, which are then utilized to investigate the QGP. During the course of the projects, the interpretation and comprehension of the results are achieved by combining the analysis of the experimental data with model studies.


If you want to get your PhD, you should have a strong interest in fundamental physics (particle physics), and you should also have an affinity for large-scale data analysis, which includes statistical methods and the programming of analytic algorithms. Previous experience in a few of these areas is highly desirable and will be taken into consideration. You will be a part of the ALICE group over at GRASP, which stands for the Institute for Gravitation and Subatomic Physics, located at Utrecht University. Additionally, you will work closely with the ALICE group over at Nikhef.


About the Scholarship:

Utrecht University is one of the major research universities in Europe. It was established in 1636 and is situated in the middle of the Netherlands. The university is well-known internationally for its high-quality and forward-thinking approach to both research and education. If you choose to enroll at Utrecht University, you will be doing so at one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world. Utrecht University has a total student body of over 30,000 people and has produced 12 Nobel prize winners. There are around 90 graduate programs (MSc and MA) and 12 undergraduate programs available to students at Utrecht University (BSc, BA, LLM). All of the courses are taught entirely in English, and they span a wide variety of subject areas in the academic world, such as the natural sciences, law, governance, life sciences, humanities, social sciences, and earth sciences.


Utrecht University has demonstrated its commitment to the ethical recruitment, selection, and mentoring of international students by becoming a signatory of the Dutch Code of Conduct (pdf). Because of its high quality of life and education, opportunities to work while studying, and a guaranteed one-year work visa upon graduation, with pathways to permanent employment, the Netherlands is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international students. This trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future.


Utrecht is a bustling student city located in the middle of the Netherlands. It provides a breathtaking and invigorating metropolitan backdrop that is full of creative individuals that have a lot of potential. Utrecht is well-known for its excellent bicycle infrastructure; in addition, the city’s small layout makes it simple to navigate. Students are able to navigate the city independently and safely, leaving them prepared to discover the myriad of fresh opportunities that lie around every turn. Utrecht is an intelligent city that leverages innovation and sustainability to confront new challenges and fulfill its aspirations. This is the city’s last point, but it is an important one. Utrecht was just just voted the region in Europe that is the most competitive as a result of its young and skilled labor force as well as a citywide effort to develop a society that is more environmentally friendly. Utrecht is considered to be one of the top 10 best-kept secrets in the world by Lonely Planet.

The student population of Utrecht is quite active, and it is comprised of a wide variety of organizations and societies run by students. You can explore your talents in the performing arts, take part in a creative workshop, or engage in other artistic endeavors at the Parnassos Cultural Centre, which is one of the many extracurricular activities that Utrecht University makes available to its students through its subsidiaries. In addition, the Utrecht Science Park Campus features the first-rate Olympos Sports Facilities, which can be utilized for both team sports and individual competitions.


Utrecht has a long and illustrious history that dates back approximately 2,000 years, as well as an architectural legacy that features structures that range from the very old to the very new. The ancient city center of Utrecht has been preserved in a considerable part, and it features gorgeous canals in addition to exquisite parks, cafes, and cultural facilities. The majestic Dom Tower is perched high above the city, and below it are cinemas, bars, and boutiques that contribute to Utrecht’s one-of-a-kind liveliness and spirit.

The Dutch typically have a global perspective on several aspects of life. The bulk of the population is fluent in English, goes on frequent vacations outside of the country, and is accustomed to living in close proximity to people who may have been born in a different nation. Around 118 different nationalities are represented among the staff and students of Utrecht University. Because the majority of people in the Netherlands have at least a fundamental understanding of English and are typically more than eager to use it, it is not necessary to speak Dutch in order to get by there.


Education at Utrecht University is characterized by being cutting-edge, of the highest quality, and prepared for the challenges of the future. Utrecht University has been at the forefront of educational innovation for many years. In order to address the need for exceptional graduates on a global scale, the university develops rigorous academic programs for select groups of exceptionally gifted and highly motivated students. This is demonstrated in a variety of projects that have been undertaken in Utrecht, including the University College Utrecht and the Utrecht Law College. The institution is continually attempting to create an education that is even better, with teachers who are motivational and students who have high aspirations.



Scholarship Sponsor(s): Utrecht University

Scholarship Country: Netherlands

Scholarship Worth:  €3,122

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

The successful applicants will be eligible to receive a monthly gross remuneration from the University of Utrecht for a period of four years, beginning at €2,443 in the first year and increasing to €3,122 in the fourth year of employment. In addition to this, the students will be eligible for a holiday bonus of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, a pension scheme, and partially paid parental leave. All of these benefits are in addition to the ones already mentioned.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • In order for the applicants to be considered, they are required to fulfill all of the following and stated criteria:
  • The applicants need to have their applications approved by one of the qualified programs.



The Utrecht University in Netherlands 2022 PhD International Positions in Particle Physics  is open to all International Students


 The Winifred Margaret Neirous Memorial Scholarship is available to students at the University of Sydney. This award was first given out in 1991 with the intention of assisting and motivating female students who were studying structural engineering. This award was made possible by the generosity of Maurice A. Neirous.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application to Utrecht University, please visit ssl1.peoplexs.com.
  • At our university, everyone should have the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging. We want applicants to have a diverse range of experiences and points of view to bring to the table. Simply respond by clicking the “Apply now” button if you are qualified both in terms of your knowledge and your experience to thrive in this role. Please enclose:
  • your statement of purpose letter;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • the names, contact information (telephone numbers and email addresses), and list of at least two references;
  • if at all feasible, a copy of the diploma for your Master’s degree. In the absence of such evidence, a confirmation that all prerequisites for the Master’s diploma have been met.
  • If you aren’t interested in this particular job but you know someone else who might be, please forward them the information about the opening.
  • The submission period will close on May 31st, 2022.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for Utrecht University in Netherlands 2022 PhD International Positions in Particle Physics  is May 31, 2022

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