Doctoral schools

The doctoral schools provide support for early-career researchers: by organizing training and coaching, by encouraging and enabling PhD students and postdocs to take their professional development and their career into their own hands, by bringing them together and by strengthening their international orientation.

On June 15, 2022 the doctoral schools celebrated their 10-year anniversary! More details here.

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Training & coaching


Generic competences


Academic research competences


Career development

Interuniversity course offer for young researchers

The doctoral schools of Hasselt University partner with the other four Flemish universities which results in an interuniversity course offer open for young researchers of the five partner universities.


Career development resources

Competency Overview Uhasselt

Competency framework

An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop further.



The mentoring programme is aimed at supporting (post)doctoral researchers in their further career development. It is a one-on-one interaction between an experienced mentor and a less experienced mentee.

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Online tools

Get access to an online career orientation platform (myCareerCompanion) and to an interuniversity recruitment platform for PhD holders (PhD Talent Pool Flanders).

Doing a PhD at UHasselt

All essential information for PhD students (including procedures, rules and regulations, My doctoral file,...) can be found on our comprehensive PhD webpage.

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