Student researcher programme


You can hold the position of student researcher while following your Master of Law(s) programme at UAntwerp. This position allows you to familiarize yourself with the tasks and work of assistants and researchers. You will be involved in the activities of a research group at the faculty.


The main focus for student researchers is the preparation, under the supervision of a professor, of an academic publication. This text may be submitted as your master thesis. Moreover you may perform a limited number of tasks related to teaching and research which will help you become acquainted with academic work.

Aiming for a PhD degree after your graduation is often a logical result of being a student researcher, but it is by no means an obligation, neither is it guaranteed. Ideally, the student researcher programme will help you prepare to submit a research funding application.

To be eligible for the student researcher programme, you need to show sufficient motivation and meet a number of selection criteria and requirements, that have been described in the rules and regulations (pdf, 294 kB).

The assignment of the position of student researcher takes place simultaneously with the choice of the master's thesis topic. More information about this can be found on Blackboard.

More information

Should you have any questions about the student researcher programme, do not hesitate to contact the faculty’s Research Office in room S.V.041 or at