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Are you looking for a personal and intellectual challenge in an ambitious and stimulating academic environment? Tilburg University Graduate Law School offers various programs to researchers wishing to obtain a PhD in Law.


PhD researchers choose Tilburg Law School

Because we:

  • are a small-scale university with an informal and international atmosphere;
  • employ supportive supervisors who are experts in their field of research and provide useful feedback;
  • employed PhD candidates the opportunity to enhance their academic profile through teachings.

The research at Tilburg University Law School focuses on understanding the changing societal developments and its impact on interpersonal and institutional relationships and the law. The research projects of PhDs are closely related with the research topics of the Law School. Tilburg Law School is internationally orientated and ranks among the best law schools in Europe. The PhD candidates form a strong and lively community within the Law School.

Programme Structure

Recent research topics include

  • Enhancing accountability: a methodological study on bottom-up indicator production
  • Bureaucracy's Discources: Constraint or Vehicle for Justice Sector Reforms in Transition Countries?
  • Coherence in Law through Legal Scholarship
  • Data Justice in Singapore's Smart Nation
  • System transparency: legitimate expectations, developing rights
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The deadline for applications is 18 March


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following documents (in English) must be submitted online: 

  • Letter of motivation, including information on your present situation and/or employment.
  • Research proposal, see the format on page 3 – 7. 
  • Letter of nomination of the proposed supervisor. 
  • European-style CV
  • Official copy of the diploma Master program. 
  • Official copy of your university marks (grade list). 

Tuition Fee

At this moment Tilburg University does not charge a fee for a PhD program

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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