Do you have a master’s degree and want to pursue a career in scientific research? Then you could consider taking a PhD at TU/e. For four years you will conduct in-depth research within a specific research area at an internationally renowned university, situated in Brainport, the smartest region in the world and famous for their strong ties with industry and high quality research.

What does a PhD at TU/e entail?

PhD programs at TU/e are four-year research positions. Aim is to become an excellent, independent researcher. . Under the supervision of a professor you will do cutting-edge research within the field of your choice. You will collaborate with other departments, research groups, industrial partners and research institutions, depending on your research subject. After successfully defending your dissertation, you will receive the doctoral title Dr. or PhD.

Why become a PhD at TU/e

Our researchers get the space and support they need to excel and our small scale and personal approach makes it easy to communicate and collaborate with other departments. PhD programs at TU/e offer a wide range of courses geared toward personal and professional development, in contrast to most counties.  PhD at TU/e are (mostly) salaried university employees.

Difference between PhD and PDEng

Next to PhD programs we also offer PDEng programs at TU/e. A PDEng is a two-year full-time salaried technological designer’s program that allows you to expand your technological knowledge, gain practical experience with the latest methods and work on your professional skills.  PDEng program is on par with a PhD program. The main difference is with PhD is the focus: a PhD is aimed to establish you as an independent researcher and a PDEng prepares you for a high-level position in industry.  

Events and information for PhD's

Watch our webinar where a PhD student and a PDEng trainee tell you more about their position at the TU/e.
Or visit our Graduate School event on the campus!