48 months
Tuition fee
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Do you have a master's degree and do you aspire to a career in scientific research? Then consider a PhD position in the Mechanical Engineering department at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). For four years, you will conduct (paid) in-depth research within a specific field of research at a top international university.

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In 4 years at the Mechanical Engineering department from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) you will become an excellent, independent researcher. A professor will assist you in conducting in-depth, groundbreaking research in the field of your choice. You will work together with other research groups, industrial partners and research institutions, depending on the subject of your research. After successfully defending your dissertation, you will be awarded the PhD title.


A PhD program offers you a great deal of freedom to conduct research into socially relevant topics. You can develop your ideas in an environment with good facilities.

Programme Structure

Research groups include:

  • Control Systems Technology
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Energy Technology
  • Group Bastiaans
  • Group De Goey
  • Group Deen

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • you must be familiar with the theory and methodology of your field of study
  • a Dutch master's degree (old-style doctoral degree) or a foreign equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • Candidates that are not hired by TU/e, are required to pay an annual bench fee of € 10,000. This bench fee covers the costs for education and supervision.
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Living costs for Eindhoven

850 - 1350 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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