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Doctoral Education

Doctoral education — also commonly known as PhD studies — is an important step in your academic career, whether you intend to pursue research in academia or a career in industry.

You can apply all year long. Enrolment fees are €200 per semester.

At the University of Luxembourg, structured doctoral programmes combine coursework and research phases carried out over three to four years for full-time students:

  • Disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research work;
  • Customised courses, enabling you to acquire advanced academic knowledge and a range of transferable skills; and
  • Defence of your original academic work—the doctoral dissertation—before a distinguished committee of experts.

Doctoral applicant, start here to proceed!

You are eligible to apply for admission to doctoral studies at the University of Luxembourg if you hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) and if you have found a dissertation supervisor.

Admission is based on a selection process.

Find more on how to proceed in four steps.


Interested in becoming a supervisor?

If you are a new supervisor, or would like to know more about supervision at the University of Luxembourg, check out our new supervisor page.