Admission and application

There are two possibilities to enter the PhD program in computer science:

  • There are projects that are fully funded by a research grant. Within such a project PhD students are hired and become TU/e employees. The projects include funding for computer equipment and conference visits. These projects are advertised world-wide through different mailing lists and are also announced on the TU/e job announcement pages. Application is always done through the TU/e job site. Candidates are selected by a small selection committee chaired by the principle investigator who acquired the research grant.
  • Some countries provide scholarships to enable students to pursue a PhD study abroad. Some companies also either provide a scholarship to employees or are willing to offer an employee time off to pursue a PhD. Candidates with such "own" financing can apply first informally with any assistant, associate or full professor. The HR department will then look into the eligibility and formalities, which include payment of a € 10,000 tuition fee. Having a scholarship and master degree is by no means a guarantee to be accepted as PhD student.