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Recent PHD positions

Doctoral studies @ KU Leuven

Doctoral School Humanities & Social Sciences

Doctoral School Humane Wetenschappen
Humanities & Social Sciences

Leuven Arenberg
Doctoral School


Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School
Science, Engineering & Technology


Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences

Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences


Do you have a passion for your field of study and for research? Then a PhD may be your thing.
Doing a PhD at KU Leuven gives you the chance to carry out research in an internationally competitive environment under the supervison of our professors, experts with strong international reputations. You will tackle fundamental or concrete topics in your field of study with the intention of making original contributions..

The doctoral schools stand for openness and versatility. KU Leuven forms young scholars with an open view upon the world and its societies, within which they can take up their responsibility. Such broad-thinking scholars are undoubtedly an added value for society. They may settle into different sectors, such as education, science, health care, welfare, industry, economics, culture, justice, security, and mobility, and so on.

If you are interested in doing PhD research at KU Leuven please consult our open PhD topics.  We wish you in advance a fascinating period of research on your PhD!