How to Apply
Find a vacant position and a supervisor
- Search the databases for a vacant position:
If you do not find an available position in your research field, you can find a supervisor in one of the faculties,one of the research departments or in one of the research centres. In this case your application should be sent directly to a supervisor, and needs to include a research topic proposal in addition to the items mentioned above. If you do not have personal funding, discuss the financing possibilities with your supervisor.
Apply to the supervisor
You can apply online. Please read through the details of the position before you apply: there might be some eligibility criteria! Each available PhD position has a button 'apply to this project' at the bottom of the details of the project. Please provide:
- a letter of interest (including motivation relevant to the research topic, names and emails of two references and (if possible) English language proficiency test results
- a Pdf of your curriculum vitae (including study curriculum with rankings, relevant research experience and publications)
- a Pdf of your diploma and transcripts (including translation if possible)
- The admission requirements are stipulated in Article 2 of the General Regulations. Some positions are only open to applicants from certain countries. Please read the details of the position.
- All complete online applications are automatically submitted to the supervisors of the different projects for assessment. Possibly a supervisor will contact you to request additional information.
- If you have not been selected for the position you applied for, your application will be stored in our database for a period of six months, during which it will be available to all supervisors of the Science, Engineering & Technology Group.
Request admission to Arenberg Doctoral School
- After you have been selected by a supervisor
- You will be informed by e-mail about which steps to take in order to receive academic approval to start the doctoral programme and to become appointed or receive a scholarship as doctoral researcher.