The 2022 fall edition of the ASML PhD Master Class will be held November 18–19, 2022.

Take a peek inside the 2018 PhD Master Class

In the PhD Master Class, we 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.


Get an idea of what the PhD Master Class has to offer based on a previous event.

Applications closed

Applications for the ASML PhD Master Class are closed.

Program details

PhD students and graduates will join a two-day, in-person event, where they'll get to know ASML and meet peers from all over the world.

Day 1

The first day kicks off with a presentation about optical lithography and patterning, followed by content-driven pitches from different departments at ASML. Afterward, you get to roll up your sleeves and dig in: each team receives a case study and participants work together to solve a complex puzzle and experience one of our unique challenges firsthand.

Day 2

The second day has plenty of room for more personal interaction. Participants will get the opportunity to tell us more about themselves with a personal pitch as well as ask all any career-related questions. We’ll also show you around our headquarters through a campus tour and lab tour.

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We encourage you to apply if you’re in your final year or are a recent graduate of a PhD program at a European university in one of the fields below.

Note: Due to IP-related restrictions, this event is only available to PhD students and graduates located within Europe. US-based PhD students are invited to check out our PhD Symposium.

Show fields of study

  • Aerospace engineering

  • (Applied) physics or astronomy

  • (Physical) chemistry and chemical engineering

  • Computer science/software engineering, including embedded systems, artificial intelligence, data science, information technology, computational science and machine learning

  • Electrical engineering

  • Materials science

  • (Applied) mathematics

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Mechatronics and systems & control

  • Nanotechnology, nanoscience and nanomaterials

PhD Master Class application process

1. Apply

Applications for the PhD Master Class closed on August 31, 2022. When applications open, you’ll need to submit your CV when you apply. You may also include your GPA information and publications. A cover letter is not required.

2. First selection round

We’ll let you know by September 12 if your CV has been selected. If you’re selected to proceed to the next 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 CV and video. We’ll let you know by mid-October whether you’ve been selected.

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