Welcome on Valo Doc, UCLouvain online platform for PhD candidates!

(Future) PhD candidates : you will find here information regarding your doctoral journey at UCLouvain.  From how to register to how to organise your defense.  Valo Doc provides all  you need to know to successfully carry out research in an appropriate environment .

Given the hybrid status of PhD students, the day-to-day management of their doctoral studies involves interactions with many different departments and tools.

You will also find information regarding other aspects like trainings, funding, career, mobility, etc.

Do you have any PhD-related questions?

You can find the answers to many questions on these PhD webpages. You can also contact the PhD programme manager of your subject-specific doctoral committee directly.

Research is in our blood

As a comprehensive university, UCL has research in its DNA. In the three sectors in which it takes place (human sciences, science and technology, health sciences), both fundamental and applied research are conducted with equal enthusiasm.

Interdisciplinarity is cultivated through exchanges between research teams and numerous collaborations with Belgian and foreign universities. This permanent quest for excellence and innovation is reflected in part by the impressive amount of project funding the university attracts each year: €200 million in research grants.

UCL has bolstered its ensemble of doctoral student services under the heading of ‘Valo Doc Louvain’. These services span from the beginning of the doctoral student’s path (supervised research) to conferral of the PhD and even beyond, as the university supports the PhD-holder’s search for employment.