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PhD at the University of Antwerp

Maybe you would like to become a world-class researcher, a top professional in your field or a knowledge worker? The University of Antwerp can help you make your dreams come true!

Learn more about the Key Research Domains at the University of Antwerp, search through our university's research units or find an expert through the expert tool of the research department.

Antwerp Doctoral School (ADS)

You are not on your own!

Every year, around 200 PhD students defend their theses publicly at the University of Antwerp and earn the title of 'doctor'.
During your PhD career you can decide yourself if you want to specialise as a top researcher, professional or knowledge worker with the support of the Antwerp Doctoral School.

What does the Antwerp Doctoral School have to offer?

  • an educational credit of €1500 to spend on congress participation and training in Belgium and abroad
  • free doctoral training courses: specialist courses developed and organised specifically for PhD students
    • Communication skills, presentation skills, leadership, mind mapping, negotiating, meeting techniques, project management, etc.
    • Scientific reasoning, academic writing, academic presentation skills, etc.
    • Computer training, etc.
  • financial support for organising scientific activities such as congresses and lectures
  • facilities, mentioned below