Application procedure

In the studio of Bart Geerts, 2011 (photo: Jan Peeters)

The deadline for submitting new PhD applications is September 9 2019.

PhD proposals must be digitally submitted by the deadline at the latest at When compiling the digital file, and the portfolio in particular, please ensure that the file does not exceed 20 MB.

Please contact the supervisor(s) and the head of the research unit at least two weeks ahead. The proposal should include a signed letter of advice from

- the head of a research unit at LUCA School of Arts

- the supervisor (LUCA School of Arts or KU Leuven)

- the co-supervisor (only if the supervisor is professor at KU Leuven)

If the PhD project receives a positive preliminary recommendation, the candidate will discuss the project at the next meeting of the PhD Committee for the Arts on October 2 2019.

PhD projects that are submitted after the deadline will be referred to the academic year’s next deadline.

4-Year PhD Scholarship in the Arts

LUCA School of Arts offers one four year doctoral scholarship at KU Leuven starting on October 1 2019. The scholarship is only open to candidates who have been admitted to the PhD program in the Arts of LUCA / KU Leuven previous to the May 26 deadline. Candidates who have not yet been accepted as PhD students in the Arts, can still apply to the PhD program according to the application procedure explained above.

More information on the scholarship and applications:


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