Scholarship for a PhD in the Arts at LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven
KU Leuven LUCA School of Arts

Scholarship for a PhD in the Arts at LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven


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Last modification : 12/02/2019


LUCA School of Arts is an educational and research environment in which creative talent can flourish and develop artistically and technically. It promotes artistic practice and creative design as well as the development of innovative insights. LUCA offers a wide range of bachelor and master courses and conducts research in visual arts, audiovisual arts, performing arts, music and design on campuses in Ghent, Leuven, Brussels and Genk. LUCA collaborates with the University of Leuven for its PhD program in the arts. While working with one or more supervisors and a research group at LUCA, our PhD students are enrolled at the University of Leuven which awards the degree of PhD in the Arts.




LUCA School of Arts offers a four-year scholarship to pursue a PhD in the Arts at LUCA/KU Leuven. Candidates have to have been accepted to the PhD program of LUCA School of Arts ( before the application deadline of this scholarship  (May 26, 2019). Your PhD project has an outspoken relevance for the research objectives of one of LUCA’s research units:


  •     Research unit Image (
  •     Research unit Inter-actions (
  •     Research unit Intermedia (
  •     Research unit Music & Drama (




  •     You have been accepted as a PhD student in the arts by the Doctoral Committee of LUCA and the due date of your second progress report is later than the application deadline (May 26, 2019)
  •     Candidates who have not yet been accepted as a PhD student at LUCA can apply to the PhD program in the arts until April 29. Please follow the procedure on our website: A letter of acceptance by the doctoral committee should be added to the application for the scholarship before the deadline of May 26.
  •     Your PhD project has an outspoken relevance for the research objectives of one of LUCA’s research units and groups
  •     You are willing to work in team and to play an active role within your research group
  •     You have the skills to complete a comprehensive, long-term research project within the given time-frame of four years
  •     You are willing to communicate on your research at conferences, through artistic presentations and through publications
  •     You have the ambition to become an outstanding researcher and to share your knowledge in the higher arts education





We offer a four year doctoral scholarship at KU Leuven starting on October 1 2019.


The initial contract covers 1 year. After positive evaluation, this can be extended with 1 year and subsequently with 2 years.


You will prepare a PhD in the Arts at LUCA/KU Leuven under the supervision of a professor of LUCA School of Arts and in collaboration with one of the research groups of LUCA.


You are ready to assist with some of the teaching activities at LUCA (max. 120 hours/year) or to offer administrative support to your supervisor, your research group or your research unit at LUCA (max. 240 hours/year).




For more information please contact Prof. dr. Veerle Van der Sluys, tel.: +32 2 447 10 33, mail: or Mr. Dieter De Vlieghere, tel.: +32 2 250 11 37, mail:


You can apply for this job no later than May 26, 2019 via the online application tool


KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

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