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PhD vacancies

Do you want to pursue your passion for science? Do you want to develop new ideas and broaden your knowledge during a long-term research? Are you looking for a PhD position?


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Job application

Are you looking for information about how to apply, about the selection procedure and on the further steps once you’ve been selected?

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Working conditions

Would you like to know more about the salary, leave entitlement and the staff benefits as a doctoral student at KU Leuven?

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Career opportunities

Are you looking for an overview of our diverse range of training opportunities for staff and would you like to know more about the support we offer for your career development?

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Doctoral studies

Are you looking for information about the doctoral schools, about the requirements, the regulations and procedures to achieve a doctoral degree et KU Leuven?

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You've been hired. Now what?

Did it become clear during the selection procedure that your expectations about the position match what we can offer you?

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They are postdoctoral researchers at KU Leuven

From solid state matter to superconductivity – the two physicists are thoroughly enjoying their research at our university. Hanna Paddubrouskaya and Asteriona Maria Netsou, from Belarus and Greece respectively, chose KU Leuven for its outstanding infrastructure and for its reputation as an innovation center.

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