A 3-month certificate before starting a thesis


In Research Student Life

You are finishing your master's degree and are considering continuing your education with a doctorate? You are asking yourself many questions: Is this a relevant choice for your career? Have you found the right department and the right supervisor? Have you refined your research topic?

The University Certificate of Preparatory PhD Project certificate (15 ECTs) helps you make this choice with confidence. Established over 3 months, this program will give you the opportunity to structure your research project under the guidance of a supervisor, while benefiting from the scientific infrastructure of the laboratories and research units and from transversal training modules (project management, documentary research, communication).

Next session will take place from  February 14 to May 13, 2022 (in French and English)

Registration for the winter session is done via the online form, before December 13, 2021.


Candidates already enrolled in a thesis (first year only) can follow a similar programme called Consolidation of the Doctoral Project (CPD) which takes place on the same dates and leads to a certificate of achievement issued by the ULiège Research Administration. The support of the promoter is essential.

Info and registration (before 15 January 2022)

Administration Recherche et Innovation - CUPPD
iconeAttentionIn light of the evolving circumstances regarding Covid-19, the University of Liège reserves the right to modify, postpone or cancel the certificate. Applicants will be notified of changes as necessary.

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