Portal for

    Doing a PhD at the VUB

    All useful information for PhD students.

    Step by step

    From choosing a topic to defending your PhD.

    Step 1

    Doing a PhD

    Step 2


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    Step 5

    PhD Survey

    Step 6


    Final step


    Regulations and forms

    There are certain specific regulations and forms for PhD students.

    PhD regulations, progress reports, application documents, ...

    Regulations and forms

    Research cooperation

    The VUB cooperates with different educational institutions and organisations.

    Doctoral Schools and training programme

    The three Doctoral Schools join forces to organise the Doctoral Training Programme for PhD students.

    Support for PhD students

    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel provides a wide range of help and support for PhD students.