The ASML PhD Master Class will be held November 18-19, 2022.


In the PhD Master Class 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.  

Take a peek inside the 2018 PhD Master Class

A different setting, but the same vibe. Get an idea of what the online PhD Master Class has to offer based on the in-person group event.

Applications closed

Applications for the ASML PhD Master Class are currently closed.

Program details

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.

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. 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.

Day 2

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.

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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. For United States-based PhD students, check out the PhD Symposium.

Show fields of study

  • Aerospace engineering

  • (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

  • Electrical engineering

  • Materials science

  • (Applied) Mathematics

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Mechatronics or systems and control

  • Nanotechnology, nanoscience, or nanomaterials

PhD Master Class application process

1. Apply

Applications for the PhD Master Class are closed. When applications open you’ll need to submit your resume. You may also include your GPA information and publications. A cover letter is not required.

2. Selection round

We’ll let you know by whether you’ve been selected to join the PhD Master Class.

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