The Wits School of Law and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) (Erasmus University Rotterdam) invites applications from prospective PhD applicants on a range of topics in international law, society and development.
This programme makes it possible for candidates to obtain a joint PhD degree from both Erasmus University Rotterdam, through the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the University of the Witwatersrand, through the Oliver Schreiner School of Law.
The ISS-Wits joint programme offers fee waivers to successful applicants. In addition, various scholarships may be available depending on the nationality of the candidate (please see official websites). The programme forms part of the ISS research group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ).
Applicants must be at entry-level for a PhD with an average of at least 70% in a Master’s degree within a relevant area.
Successful applicants will be required to satisfy the full admission requirements for doctoral candidates at each participating institution and will at that point receive instructions for doing so.
Upon successful admission to the joint programme, each candidate will be designated at least two academic supervisors, one based at Wits, the other at ISS. Supervision will take place through a combination of in-person and Skype meetings and other forms of digital communication.
Method of Application
Interested applicants may apply for entry into the ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme by emailing the following to Ms Raquel McBride (Raquel.McBride@wits.ac.za):
- An expression of interest that outlines the gist of the PhD study that you wish to undertake (approximately five pages in length excluding your preliminary bibliography);
- Academic transcript; and
- Curriculum Vitae.
Deadline for initial applications was 15 May 2016 (extended); but now extended. Closing date for applications is now 15 June 2017
Successful applicants will be notified by 30 June 2017.