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Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Are you interested in studying as a master of a PhD student at this department?

The department of Electrical Engineering (also known as ESAT) of the KU Leuven conducts research at a high international level. It is also responsible for education in the domains of electrical engineering, electronics, and information processing.

ESAT works on several technological innovations in the fields of energy, integrated circuits, information processing, image & speech processing, and telecommunication systems. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Are you interested in the research of our divisions, their seminars and publications?

  • Computer security and industrial cryptography

  • Electrical energy and computer architectures
  • Microelectronics and sensors
  • Processing Speech and Images
  • Center for dynamic systems, signal processing and data analysis
  • Telecommunications and Microwaves
  • Technology cluster electrical engineering (ESAT)

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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