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Tom Ako

I hate to say it but there was a period before getting to VUB when I doubted my ability to finish this program. I believe the most important thing I got from VUB is confidence in myself.

Starting a PhD

We welcome excellent students to start a PhD at B-PHOT at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. PhDs are awarded on the basis of research and the authorship and defence of a PhD thesis, a cycle of 4 years

In order to apply for admission, you need to have ...

  1. a master's degree
  2. a subject
  3. a supervisor
  4. funding

Competition is fierce and funding limited. Please read carefully the relevant pages on admission requirements, finding a subject and a supervisor, funding  and enrolment .

All applications are screened by the relevant Faculty, not by the Central PhD Office.

For a list of contact persons to whom you may address questions about PhDs and related issues, follow this link .

B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

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