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Admission and enrolment

To start a PhD you must be in possession of a master's degree or a diploma that is equal.

To start a PhD you also need a topic, a supervisor and funding. Once you’ve got this in order, you can contact the registrar's office.

The faculty in which you will perform your PhD will decide on your admission based on the project you’ve proposed with your supervisor.

For some students, the faculty may ask you to complete a preparation program within the discipline you want to perform your PhD. This applies to: 

  • students who wish to get a PhD in a discipline other than that of their master's degree;
  • students with a master's degree of which the University of Antwerp does not own a teaching qualification;
  • students with a diploma delivered outside the Flemish Community.

Have a look at the vacancies for PhD scholarships.