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EU code
13.2 - Physics
3 - PhD
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Experimental Physics in Soft Matter, Hard Condensed Matter, Quantum Gases and Quantum Information
PhD in Physic (degree programme) (Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica)
Language requirements
All applicants need to provide a proof of their proficiency in English language by submitting results of either the TOEFL Test (minimum scores: Internet-based test, 90; Computer-based test, 235; Paper-based test 580), the test of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (minimum score: 6.5) or a Cambridge Examination (minimum scores: CAE, A or B; CPE, B).
Academic requirements
Master degree in Chemistry, Physics or related fields. Applicants should contact the Institute ( and/or The International Office of the Faculty of Science (Mr. Niels Molenaar, in advance to assess eligibility.
Max available positions
The PhD and PD training program in the area of experimental physics in Soft Matter, Hard Condensed Matter, Quantum Gases and Quantum Information is supervised by one of the groupleaders in the van der Waals-Zeeman Institute. Ongoing research programs are outlined on the webpages of the Institute. The PhD program of 4 years includes approximately 20 ECTS in course work relevant to the topic of research. Applications should include a CV and a letter of motivation of approximately one page. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Note that the official duration of this doctoral programme is 48 months whereas the EMECW13 grant only covers 34 months. Before applying, please check in => 'Incoming applicants' to know the precise construction for EMECW13 doctoral grants.
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34 months between Jul 15 2010 and Apr 15 2013
Contact person
Dr Rudolf Sprik (secr-wzi @
Additional information
Available field only for target 1 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must read and follow the instructions specified in => 'Incoming applicants' The staff of the van der Waals-Zeeman Institute participates in the teaching of Bachelor and Master programs at the University of Amsterdam. In particular the Physical Sciences program that is part of the Master of Physics and Master of Chemistry. (see website: