PHD Call for Applications

The University of Luxembourg is proud to announce the opening of applications to select qualified young law researchers from the National University of Laos to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Luxembourg.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) of the University of Luxembourg will provide a friendly international environment in which the selected PhD candidates will be supported to carry out their research in the field of law and supervised by faculty members. The doctoral programme aims to train lao lecturers for them to acquire solid academic and research skills in the legal field, in order in the long-run to strengthen the capacities of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the National University of Laos.

In line with the “Luxembourg general cooperation strategy for sustainable development – Road to 2030”, the Inter-University Project welcomes research proposals falling under the following thematic:

  • Rule of law and governance
  • Fundamental rights;
  • Gender equality;
  • Environment sustainability and climate protection.

Selected PhD candidates will benefit from a financial support for three years, with a possible extension to four years. They will be provided with a working station and the best conditions for writing their thesis. The PhD candidates will commit to be physically present at the FDEF during the academic year. Their doctoral research will be supervised by a main supervisor, Professor in Law at the University of Luxembourg. Doctoral candidates will participate fully in the activities of University through seminars, doctoral workshops and scientific events. The PhD thesis will take the form of a book-length manuscript.

The applicants must hold a Master’s degree in law or with a strong component in law and must be proficient in English (equivalent to B2 level). There are no criteria in terms of age.

The application must be written in English and should encompass:

– A curriculum vitae with full contact details;

– A cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages);

– A PhD project proposal not to exceed 5 pages, including the bibliography.  The project proposal should include a description of the research topic (introduction), the hypothesis, research objectives and envisaged methodology as well as a short bibliography (15 references maximum).

Application deadline: 15 October 2021

The pre-selected candidates will be invited for an interview

Applications should be submitted to Pr. Stefan Braum and Dr. Perrine Simon: and