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Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven champions a combination of a profound 'chemical engineering' background, complemented with unique facets of internationally  significant topics. 

Therefore, you can become acquainted with product-oriented thinking as an addition to the more traditional process-oriented education. At the same time, modern aspects of chemical engineering, like process intensification, biotechnology and sustainable processes, gain a prominent position in the programme. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Units
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering and Safety (CREaS)
  • Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS)
  • Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology (SMaRT)
  • Technology Cluster Sustainable Chemical Process Technology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Either the candidate must hold a Flemish Master’s degree relevant to the doctoral research or an equivalent higher education degree, and also have obtained at least a distinction or have distinguished him/herself with high-quality scientific publications or design-oriented achievements,
  • Or the candidate must have passed the predoctoral exam with the degree of distinction.
  • The candidate must also have sufficiently mastered the language of the discipline in order to be able to participate actively in the research.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leuven

  • 810 - 1280 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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