Ph.D. On Campus

SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust

University of Luxembourg

48 months
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SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at University of Luxembourg  conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology, ICT, with high relevance creating socio-economic impact.


In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector. Therefore the centre has set up a Partnership Programme with over 45 members targeting strategic areas addressing challenges confronting industry and the public sector in ICT. These resulting concepts present a genuine, long-lasting competitive advantage for companies in Luxembourg and beyond.

Partnership Programme

SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at University of Luxembourg is committed to fostering the production of innovative ideas, increasing the depth and breadth of the competence of, and facilitating research in collaboration with, established partners as well as new start-ups in the ICT industry.

Through the partnership programme, partners contribute to and influence the development of SnT at all levels. The partners have representation on the SnT Board where the centre's strategy is developed. The Industrial Advisory Board supports the strategy and operations of SnT. Research is conducted jointly in partnered projects where SnT and partners contribute know-how and resources to achieve common goals.

The partnership programme also allows research activity to be leveraged with public research funding through the European Framework programmes, European Space Agency, and the National Research Funding Agency (FNR). Industrial PhD student projects are an attractive form of collaboration with SnT. Together with a partner, a PhD student project is defined (3+1 years duration) which is of interest to the partner and scientifically appropriate for a thesis. Together, a suitable student is recruited and the project is often carried out both at the partner premises and at SnT.

Programme Structure

Strategic research areas:

  • Space Systems,
  • Fintech, Internet of Things,
  • Autonomous Vehicles,
  • Cybersecurity, Secure and Compliant
  • Data Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can apply all year long. 




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 are eligible to apply for admission to doctoral studies at the University of Luxembourg if you hold a Master degree (or equivalent), as defined in the law; please be aware that Master degrees from outside Europe need to be equivalent to level 7 as defined in the Luxembourgish law on recognition of degrees.
  • You also need to identify a supervisor of your thesis before you apply. In order to identify a supervisor, please refer to the pages of the departments, to the supervisor lists on this page, or have a look at the relevant job offers.
  • Admission is based on a selection process. The Office of doctoral studies will guide you through the process and will provide a link to an online application form once your file is ready for this.

Tuition Fee

At your arrival, you will have to prepare an amount of +/- 1500 € for the following positions:

  • Registration
  • Health insurance
  • First rent + rent guarantie + rent insurance
  • Alimentation
  •  Enrolment fees are €200 per semester.

Living costs for Luxembourg

1212 - 2069 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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