NISIS membership

Post-doctoral researchers, PhD candidates and research master students are invited to apply for NISIS membership.

NISIS membership offers you

  • Automatic qualification for participation in NISIS activities organised in The Netherlands (Islamic Studies Network Day and NISIS Autumn School);
  • Network oppurtunities.

Criteria for junior membership

NISIS junior membership is available for PhD candidates and research master students doing research in the field of Islamic studies, provided they satisfy the criteria as set out in the NISIS membership regulations:

PhD candidates should be formally assigned a PhD project. ‘Aio’s’, ‘oio’s’ or scholarship students (‘bursaal’) qualify as such. Officially recognised external candidates qualify as well, provided that the supervisor sends a written statement confirming that this external PhD candidate has the expertise to participate in the NISIS training programme.

Criteria for senior membership

NISIS senior membership is available for researchers, who hold a doctorate and are active in the field of Islamic studies, with a position at one of the Dutch universities associated with NISIS. Candidate members can apply for membership by sending a request to the programme coordinator. The NISIS examination committee decides on admission.


Candidate members may apply for membership by sending a filled out application form (research master student, PhD candidate, or post-doctoral researcher) to NISIS. Please mention 'request for NISIS membership' in the subject bar and do not forget to mention whether you are a research master student, a PhD candidate, or a post-doctoral researcher. Your completed application will be sent to the NISIS board for consideration.

Last Modified: 07-05-2015