The central part of doctoral education is training to and by research, which you pursue under the guidance of a PhD supervisor and sometimes in partnership with a company or another university or research center. The usual duration of a PhD in Belgium is four years, after you have obtained your Master’s degree. In addition to research, as a PhD candidate you also receive more formal education in the form of seminars, summer schools, workshop, etc.


Besides developing scientific and technical expertise in a specific discipline, pursuing a PhD is also the occasion to acquire a variety of skills that are valuable outside the field of research or academia. Such transferrable skills are notably the ability to think creatively and in a multidisciplinary way, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to have a mindset for lifelong learning, to argue and convince people of the value of your ideas, etc.


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