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International PhD Programme

As a PhD candidate you will pursue a doctorate degree, our most advanced law degree designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to conduct study and research in business law. You will be supervised by our professors and are invited to fully participate in our Graduate School, which offers a tailor-made study programme to support your development. We fully facilitate your research without charging any tuition or college fees. In general, the duration of the doctoral research is four years. Please visit our Graduate School website for more information on the programme and our admission requirements.

Veder, Michael'Research in the field of finance, security rights and insolvency law is strongly rooted at Radboud Business Law Institute. Through our extensive international network we combine the academic excellence available at our law faculty with the expertise and practical experience of our partners.'
Professor Michael Veder, Insolvency Law

International and comparative research

The institute has an extensive international network in both the academic world and legal practice. It has a structural collaboration with the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany).

Researchers of the institute regularly publish volumes with leading international publishing houses (notably Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press). Prominent examples include:

  • Danny Busch and Guido Ferrarini (eds.), European Banking Union, Oxford University Press 2015
  • Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, Richard Nowak and Gerard van Solinge (eds.), Corporate Boards in Law and Practice, Oxford University Press 2013
  • Dennis Faber and Niels Vermunt (eds.), Bank Failure – Lessons from Lehman Brothers, Oxford University Press 2017

Research outcome is also published in leading international law journals (e.g. the Capital Markets Law Journal, European Company and Financial Law Review, European Review of Private Law, Uniform Law Journal  and Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht).

Busch-Danny'In our research we combine the best of two worlds: academic rigor and practical relevance. We put our PhD candidates in touch with renowned law firms, banks, and other key players in the financial sector.'
Professor Danny Busch, Financial Law

A Top-Ranked Law Faculty


The Nijmegen Faculty of Law has a long standing reputation for quality in research, teaching and organization. The faculty prides itself for its top-ranking study programmes, its outstanding teaching and library facilities and its high student satisfaction scores. The faculty houses in the state-of-the art and iconic Grotius building.

The Best General University of the Netherlands

stempel_best_general_university_2017_cmykRadboud University is time and again awarded as the best general university of the Netherlands. The university has over 20,000 students and a modern campus in a leafy setting close to the city centre.

The university is located in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Its extensive cultural offerings, scenic surroundings, historic centre and good accessibility, make Nijmegen a pleasant and safe city to live and work.


For any questions concerning a PhD position at Radboud Business Law Institute please contact the coordinator of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Law: Kitty van Veelen, 0031(0)24-3611488 or GSL@jur.ru.nl.