PhD programs

If you have obtained a Master degree you can decide to do a PhD, which means you  choose to get more deeply involved in research and you are at the beginning of a scientific career. The TU/e Graduate School offers you an extensive range of PhD programs across all departments of the university.

Increase the depth of your research topic

Over a period of four years you develop the capability to carry out independent research. Under the supervision of a professor, you work on a topic that fascinates you and into which you carry out further research. That means you need plenty of curiosity and motivation to increase the depth of your research topic.

Doing a PhD at Eindhoven

There are different options for doing a PhD at Eindhoven. Most PhD candidates will be hired by Eindhoven University of Technology.  In that case,  you have to apply for an announced and specific PhD position. If you are accepted, you will have the status of a TU/e employee during the four years doing your PhD. That means you will receive a salary and have excellent secondary conditions of employment.

However, if you have obtained a scholarship - for instance from your national government or some independent foundation - you may opt to apply for a PhD program at TU/e. First step is then to find a professor that is willing to advise you on your project.

PhD programs

PhD program Automotive Systems

An in-depth study and research project in the field of Automotive Systems allow you to further specialize and to focus on the... 

PhD program Chemical Engineering

During the course of this PhD program you will develop into an independent researcher within the Chemical Engineering and... 

PhD program Complex Molecular Systems

Within ICMS the Meijer group focuses more and more on supramolecular systems and how individual molecules can influence the... 

PhD program Computer Science

The PhD program in computer science enables candidates to perform an in-depth study and research project leading up to becoming an... 

PhD program Design and Decision Support Systems

Sustainability, information technology, energy and innovative materials are of key importance.

PhD Program Electrical Engineering

We focus our research on electrical engineering aspects that have a major impact on future society, quality of our ecosphere and... 

PhD program Industrial Design

A Master’s degree or PDEng degree enables you to apply for a PhD position within the Industrial Design graduate program.

PhD program Industrial Engineering

The PhD Program in Industrial Engineering is offered by the School of Industrial Engineering, one of the two schools in the... 

PhD program Innovation Sciences

The research mission of ECIS (Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies) ECIS is to enhance our understanding of the sources, nature... 

PhD program Life Sciences and Engineering

There is an endless demand in modern healthcare for technologies to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of health... 

PhD program Mechanical Engineering

All mechanical engineering devices are made of materials, which must be strong and stiff enough, operate in an environment where... 

PhD program Photonics

After your Master's you can choose to do a PhD in Photonics to get more deeply involved in Photonics research.

PhD program Professional Learning

The aim of the program is to gain insight into how teachers learn and develop throughout their career, in particular in the...