PhD at the TU Delft: Become an independent researcher.

After the completion of a Master’s degree at a renowned university, you can become a PhD candidate at the TU Delft. During a four-year PhD project, you will independently conduct in-depth research within a specific research area. At the end of this period you will write a dissertation on your research which you present and defend. After successfully defending your dissertation, you are promoted to doctor (Dr. or PhD).

Benefits of doing your PhD at the TU Delft

1. Impact for a better society at a top international university
2. Open, international community with multidisciplinary team work
3. Excellent facilities for research, education and innovation
4. Room for personal growth and good supervision by TU Delft scientists and the Graduate School
5. If you are accepted for a PhD vacancy you will receive a salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch universities

Your ideas matter!

Taking a doctoral degree at TU Delft means conducting research into socially relevant topics. Your ideas matter! You get a lot of freedom in an environment with great facilities. You visit international conferences and follow subject-related courses and training in the field of personal development. You will provide education, write articles for scientific journals and build an extensive scientific and social network. Depending on your doctoral research, you will work with an interdisciplinary team, industrial partners or public research institutes.

How does the application process work?

How does the application process work?

  1. Send us your motivation, CV and a copy of your BSc and MSc diplomas.
  2. Conversation with professor or mentor.
  3. Check to ensure you comply with the admission criteria (by TU Delft)
  4. Diploma check & onboarding programme at the Graduate School (Bring your passport and diplomas).

Job requirements for PhD candidates:

  • You have completed a Master’s degree in one of the fields relevant to PhD research. 
  • You are proficient at expressing yourself verbally and in writing in English.
  • You are able to work in a team, take initiative, are results oriented and systematic. 

Job requirements for PhD candidates:

  • You have completed a Master’s degree in one of the fields relevant to PhD research. 
  • You are proficient at expressing yourself verbally and in writing in English.
  • You are able to work in a team, take initiative, are results oriented and systematic. 
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