ASML events on campus have been postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have been invited to attend an ASML event, you will receive information about the new date. Many events will take place online. After you register, you will receive login details to access the online event. Read our coronavirus (COVID-19) updates here.
The ASML PhD Master Class will be held November 19–20, 2020.
This year, the event will be an online experience. We’ll showcase some of the complex challenges we’re currently working to solve, allowing PhD students and graduates to discover what it’s really like to work with the unbelievable technology found only at ASML.
Applications for the PhD Master Class closed on September 1, 2020.
PhD students and graduates will join a two-day online program, where they will get to know ASML and meet peers from all over the world.
The first day kicks off with a presentation about optical lithography and patterning, followed by content-driven pitches from different departments at ASML. Afterwards, a virtual tour shows our headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Participants will also get the opportunity to tell us more about themselves with a personal pitch as well as ask all any career-related questions.
The second day is hands-on. Each team receives a case – participants will work together to solve a complex puzzle and experience one of our unique challenges firsthand.
We encourage you to apply if you are enrolled in a European university and graduated less than a year ago or are in your final year of your PhD program in one of the fields below.
Note: The event is only available to PhD students and graduates located within Europe due to IP restrictions.
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(Applied) Physics or astronomy
(Physical) Chemistry or chemical engineering
Computer science/software engineering, including embedded systems, artificial intelligence, data science, information technology, computational science, or machine learning
Mechatronics or systems and control
Nanotechnology, nanoscience, or nanomaterials
PhD Master Class application process
Apply before September 1, 2020. Include a resume with your contact details. You may also include your GPA information and publications.
2. First selection round
We’ll let you know by September 14 if your resume has been selected. If you’re selected to proceed to the second round, we’ll ask you to record and submit a video cover letter (motivation video).
3. Second selection round
The technical selection board will review your resume and video. We’ll let you know whether you’ve been selected to join the PhD Master Class by October 17.