PhD fellowships at the Schools of Arts

The PhD candidate is an artist or a designer and holds a relevant Master’s degree (or equally) in the study areas of Music, Performing Arts or Fine Arts. Applicants are expected to conduct research that explores issues or methodologies situated in or proceeding from their own artistic or design practice, with due sense of discursivity.

The PhD proposal should correspond to ARIA’s vision. An artistic entrance exam may be organised during the application procedure

The PhD candidate can't submit the proposal to more than one School of Arts !

The deadline for submitting proposals for trajectories starting in September 2024 has passed. 

The call for trajectories starting in September 2025 will be published on this page in December 2024.

Steps of the procedure

  1. Preparatory steps as described in the call of the School of Arts
  2. Submitting the application before the specified deadline
  3. Evaluation and ranking by an independent reading committee
  4. Interview and/or artistic test by the School of Arts (eventually)
  5. Decision by the Research Board of the School of Arts
  6. Decision by the ARIA Research Board
  7. Ratification by the ARIA Steering Committee
  8. Start of the trajectory in September