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Can I get a phd admission with low grades in masters? [closed]

I got a German masters degree with a gpa of 3.0 /4.0 However, unlike most of my friends I completed everything in first attempt and in 2 years. Before this masters I also did another masters in ...
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Dutch Higher education degrees have a major or a minor? [closed]

The Dutch education system adds a major or minor to their Higher professional education or University education? I saw some examples as: HBO Management (would HBO be the degree and Management the ...
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How is the Dutch degree/diploma title structure for VMBO-HAVO-VWO? [closed]

I am reading about the Dutch education structure, and noticed the name of the diploma for Secondary Education is divided into 3 main areas, VMBO (vocational), HAVO (high-school) and VWO (pre-academic) ...
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Is there any real demonstrated benefit to the Dutch break out of the academic year?

Dutch universities have an arguably peculiar academic calendar: each semester breaks down in two blocks (actually 3, but only 2 are teaching blocks) so 4 blocks in total. Each full course is block-...
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What is the function or role of a propaedeutic diploma (in e.g. The Netherlands)?

I recently came across the term "propaedeutic diploma" in the CV of a Dutch academic. According to Wikipedia, it's a diploma given for successfully completing the first year of university study, and ...
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What formatting guidelines should I follow for my bachelor's thesis if some of them are not specified by the university?

I am writing my bachelor's thesis at a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. The university has provided me with a document outlining some of the guidelines I should follow (like what ...
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NWO Veni grant application: domein-overschrijdend or humanities? [closed]

I am working on a Veni (introductory individual) grant application to the Dutch Organization for Science, NWO. My proposal is interdisciplinary in its methodology, but firmly rooted in historical ...
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Difference between Dutch and UK “Associate Professor”

What are the requirements for to become an Associate Professor in the Dutch system? And to what extent are they different from the British one? For example, in the British system, I believe Associate ...
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Can I pursue a PhD in the Netherlands with no Masters? [closed]

I'm a 37-year-old student with 12 years professional experience in the field of the PhD and a strong BA (Hons) in the academic field of the project. Linguistic fluency in the indigenous languages and ...
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Negative marks for mistakes

I just got the grade for a problem sheet that we had to hand in. The grading of the TA seems really ... odd, to put it nicely (for example, 1 exercise consisted of 3 basic computations - I got the ...
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Change of rules & regulations after accepting faculty contract offer

I have recently accepted a new academic position in the Netherlands. Netherlands has a generous so-called 30% rule for high skilled expats: you are paying taxes only for the 70% of your income and ...
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How to ask a former advisor to resume 'contact'?

A few years ago, I completed by bachelor's by creating a 'bachelor's thesis'. My advisor for this thesis. The thesis went very well, I've got a high grade and my advisor was very much impressed by my ...
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My university changed my bachelor course. What can I do?

I'll have to excuse myself if my question sounds rant-like. I am desperate. Back in 2013, I started my 4 year (240 ECTS) bachelor course. The course I went to was ranked the best in the country (of ...
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What is purpose and meaning of “Propositions” in PhD thesis?

I found a weird and intuitively strange document that is submitted with the thesis. It is called Propositions To accompanying a dissertation on the..... and it is such a strange thing included, ...
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My mentor during my master's degree was a PhD student. Does this lower my chances to get a PhD position in good universities?

My master's mentor was a PhD student in my university. I had an interview in a Dutch University for a PhD position, and the committee made me feel weird about my former mentor being a PhD student. ...
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Is “passed” a valid word for a grade in 4-level grade system?

I have recently had a university diploma translated from Russian to English, and the translator used words Excellent, Good and Passed for 5, 4 and 3 marks correspondingly. However, I could not find ...
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How much the previous university's prestige matters for a phd enrollment?

I'd like to apply for a PhD in Ancient History at Oxford in the future. Currently I'm planning to apply for a ResMa in Ancient History at Leiden university, in the Netherlands, which is thaught in ...
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In what cases is Ethical Committee approval not necessary for a study?

We intend to perform a study with a device we developed (approved for medical research). The tests are non-invasive and only require a very low power laser to be exposed to the skin (complying with ...
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Interviewing for another department within the same university

I recently enrolled in a university program, lets call it X. X is a relatively new department trying to grow and currently includes about 30 people. The title is Professional doctorate in engineering (...
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Differences between MSc Program in Engineering in TU and Research Universities in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands what is the difference between universities of technology (TU's) and research universities? Also both universities of technology and of research offer engineering MSc programs. Is ...
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Why are most universities reluctant to offer open-ended contracts to research-funded-staff (such as postdocs)?

In some countries, labour law requires that if an individual has been employed on temporary contracts for a certain amount of time, the employer must offer them a permanent contract (or let them go). ...
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Is it unethical to poorly translate an exam from Dutch to English and then present it to the English speaking students?

There are two tracks for my field of study. One is taught in Dutch and the other in English. This is in the Netherlands. A while ago we had to take a multiple choice exam in English, which looked a ...
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How should one deal with fellow students constantly asking for notes?

I'm an undergraduate student in the Netherlands, and as the title states, I'm encountering an annoying situation. How should one deal with the situation of constantly being asked for the notes of a ...
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Second PhD or postdoc and their effects on tenure track position

I am going to finish my PhD in the Netherlands within one year. Ideally I would like to get a postdoc here. However, due to competition or other factors I might not find a postdoc position. Then, ...
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What is the difference between “docent” (lecturer) and “Universitair docent” (Asst. Prof.) in the Dutch system?

I see many job openings for "docent" or "Universitair docent" on Dutch job boards. Curious, I checked out Wikipedia for more info and, while I learned about the structure there, it isn't clear to me ...
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How are years of experience counted for determining level on salary scale for a Netherlands postdoc?

I am going to start a postdoc at a Dutch university. This is my second postdoc, and my contract says I am on salary scale 10, level 8. I am assuming that they counted 5 years of PhD and 3 years of my ...
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What's the bargaining space in a post-doc employment contract - in the Netherlands?

Motivation I'm soon going to start a Post-Doc in the Netherlands. The labor laws are different from where I did my Ph.D. work; the academic culture is somewhat different; the unionization situation ...
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What does graduated mean in the Netherlands?

I have been admitted to a Master in the Netherlands, but my diploma will be awarded after the enroloment date there. However, the university says they can process my admission if I send them an ...
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Diagram of education in the Netherlands

How would the dutch educational system be represented in a diagram? Or put differently, what are the different roads that lead to the academic world in the Netherlands? PS. This question ("What are ...