Admission and application

To be admitted to a PhD position, you need to have a Master's degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.  In exceptional cases, highly talented individuals with a Bachelor degree and having obtained their own funding, may be admitted to some of the programs. All applicants need to have a sufficient level of English language skills.

Search through our extensive database of PhD vacancies and find the PhD position that matches your career ambitions. Do you have an excellent research idea that matches TU/e’s scientific ambitions and a grant or scholarship? Then we offer you the opportunity to find yourself a supervisor and execute your own research at TU/e.

Profile of a prospective TU/e PhD candidate

Academic excellence, independence, good (English) communication skills and the ability to work in a team are important qualities that you need to develop. You will write scientific publications, and give presentations at congresses and seminars to scientists in your own field. You will also carry out some teaching tasks. By doing a PhD you show that you are capable of carrying out independent research, and of writing and defending your PhD thesis. After that your are entitled to use the title of doctor (or PhD).