Preparatory PhD Project Certificate (PPPC)

Participating in the Preparatory PhD Project certificate (PPPC) offers you the opportunity to develop a strong foundation for a successful career in research. The three month seminar is hosted in French in the fall and in English in the spring.



Explore the different tools used in research. Learn how to ask pertinent research questions and how to develop your project in order to prepare a strong presentation for your thesis defence. Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by a team of experienced administrators, faculty members and research units.


Participant eligibility

  • All Master graduates from ULiège or another accredited institution of higher education who are considering pursuing a doctoral programme and interested in the occupation of a researcher;
  • All candidates for a PhD grant who are able to present their research project and develop their competencies, regardless of whether their funding requests are approved;
  • All active professionals who have successfully completed a graduate degree and would like to begin a PhD in a field related to their current profession.

Applicants must provide formal documentation authenticating the possibility of pursuing doctoral studies within the system in which they graduated.

Applicants must identify and be accepted by a supervisor who is a faculty member of the University of Liège in order to be considered for the certificate.

Programme and registration

Administration Recherche et Innovation - CUPPD

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