Doctoral studies are based on research and teach how to conduct research. These high-level programmes include two components: doctoral training and research work proper.

Our PhD programmes

ULB is a comprehensive university. As such, it covers all areas of research. You may complete your PhD in any of the University’s three main areas of research: human and social sciences, science and technology, and life and health sciences.
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Information about PhD programmes

What is a PhD? What profile is required to start a PhD? When and where should students apply?
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Starting a PhD

In order to embark on a doctoral programme, there are a number of steps you must first complete.
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Jointly supervised PhD (cotutelle)

You may complete your thesis as part of a jointly supervised PhD (cotutelle) or under joint supervision, in order to receive more support and benefit from broader expertise from your supervisors.

Funding your PhD thesis

A PhD programme is the first step in a researcher’s career. It may be funded in a number of ways.
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Professional prospects after a PhD

A PhD can lead to a wide variety of professional activities, as doctoral candidates develop skills that are valued in many different industries.
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Attending a PhD thesis defense

PhD thesis defenses are open to the public, without any registration.

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Updated on August 31, 2020