EngD Admission and Application
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You can also enroll if you are already working in an organisation and would like to pursue an Engineering Doctorate. With the correct background, you can smoothly enrol in the programme. Candidates can only start when a project is available and funding guaranteed.
A candidate is admitted to the EngD programme when they have met the following entry requirements:
1. Master's degree
A candidate is admitted to the programme when they have a master's degree, recognised according to NUFFIC standards, in line with the EngD programme, or have a master's degree with work experience that is in line with the EngD programme. Accredited master's degrees obtained in The Netherlands are automatically recognised.
2. English proficiency
The EngD programme requires English proficiency at a certain level to verify that the candidate can participate in English. Applicants for the position must provide an internationally recognized English proficiency test (not older than 24 months). The minimum requirement of a TOEFL internet-based test is 90 with a minimum of 20 for speaking, IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 for speaking, Cambridge Certification of Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum level C or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Furthermore, applicants that are native speakers will be exempt from the English test requirement along with applicants who have acquired an English-instructed master's degree.
3. Proof of funding
For a candidate to be able to start an EngD, funding must be guaranteed. This includes funds for research, tuition fees, monthly allowance, and bench fees. These fees are to cover research expenses, working facilities, access to the library and a Wageningen University & Research account.
To apply for the Engineering Doctorate programme, you can either:
1. Apply for a paid position:
A paid position can become available for an Engineering Doctorate trainee to perform the research. Upon availability of such positions, an opening will be offered on the vacancy page.
2. Open application when the following requirements are met:
- Employed at a company that is willing to financially support the EngD programme, or
- Self-financed in conjunction with a company willing to host the EngD programme.
Applicants for the programme can apply all-year round.
The admission of candidates to the EngD programme will be assessed by the Engineering Doctorate committee.
You can apply by sending all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.