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Doctoral Schools

Doctoral education at the University of Luxembourg is organised within doctoral schools, offering doctoral programmes tailored to our disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. 

What are the choices of doctoral schools?

                             - Doctoral programme in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine;

                             - Doctoral programme in Computer Science and Computer Engineering;

                             - Doctoral programme in Computational Sciences;

                             - Doctoral programme in Mathematics and Applications;

                             - Doctoral programme in Physics & Materials Science;

                             - Doctoral programme in Civil Engineering;

                             - Doctoral Programme in Mechanical/Electro and Communications (ME&C) Engineering;

                             - Doctoral Programme in Geodesy and Geophysics;


A programme carried out over 3-4 years

The PhD programme combines:

  • Disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research work;
  • Customised courses, enabling you to acquire advanced academic knowledge and a range of transferable skills; and
  • Defense of your original academic work—the PhD dissertation—before a distinguished committee of experts.

Each doctoral school adheres to the Doctoral Education Framework (PDF).

Fields of study

  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance


  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy


  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Science of languages
  • Social science
  • Science of education
  • Sociology



Different types of training courses are offered to PhD candidates. In these training courses, PhD candidates can expect to:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge in their field of expertise;
  • Receive training of scientific methods;
  • Improve scientific writing and communication skills;
  • Develop awareness of ethical issues in science;
  • Develop interdisciplinary competences;
  • Acquire transferable skills, such as project management and presentation techniques.

Training takes place in small groups and allows for in-depth knowledge exchange. Doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to engage in active exchange and receive support from their peers. 

Registration in a Doctoral School

To apply and register in a doctoral school, you must first be formally enrolled at the University via the Office of Doctoral Studies. Once your enrolment is finalised, please contact the administrative team at your doctoral school for instructions on how to apply.

In general the application includes submission of the following documents:

  • Your CV;
  • Your personal statement ("lettre de motivation"), outlining your interest in doctoral training.

Am I obligated to register at a doctoral school?

In certain disciplines, it is mandatory to register in a doctoral school.

For all other disciplines, you are strongly urged to apply and register at a doctoral school as soon as possible. Please speak with your supervisor or the doctoral school administrative team for more information.

Please contact the administrative team at the doctoral school of interest for further instructions.