Doctoral school of law


You are eligible to apply for admission to doctoral studies at the University of Luxembourg if you hold a Master's degree (or equivalent), as defined in the law (see University law art. 32, 3, and the Study regulations, Chapter 1); please be aware that Master's degrees from outside Europe need to be equivalent to level 7 as defined in the Luxembourgish law on the recognition of degrees.

If you meet the above criteria, you have three options:

  1. Respond to a job offer on the Job Portal of the University.
  2. Find a professor interested in your thesis project and who agrees to become the supervisor. Note that a professor will only accept to become your supervisor if your subject is in adequation with his research subject, if he considers that your background is sufficient and would help you to do your research. In this case, there will not be any financing.
    You will find here the list of Professors and here the areas of expertise. To apply you will have to send the following documents to the professor potentially interested in your subject, and/or to the Doctoral School of Law: complete CV & motivation letter & research project.

    There are no deadlines for registrations; they can be done throughout the year. It is up to Professors to decide if your diploma is eligible for a PhD.

    If a Professor accepts to supervise the project, different funding possibilities exist, subject to a successful application. You may find more information under our “Funding Possibilities” rubric.

  3. Regarding funding opportunities, the other way to get funding for a PhD would be the FNR programme AFR-PhD. You can find the information on this opportunity on the FNR website.

The PhD is 4 years for full time research or 6 years for part-time research.

Research visits

PhD students in law who wish to organize a research stay at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg are invited to contact the admin team of Doctoral School of Law ( For more information on visiting programmes, please refer to the dedicated page.