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Join the annual PhD Master Class, a career event hosted at our global headquarters in the Netherlands

Every year in November, we host the ASML PhD Master Class, a three-day event in the Netherlands. Here, we showcase some of the fascinating and extreme technology challenges we’re currently working on at ASML.

We invite PhD students and graduates to participate in a team-based workshop aimed at cracking these challenges.

The PhD Master Class allows you to get to know ASML, our culture and how we work as well as meet peers from all over the world. Personal interviews with hiring managers help you learn about ASML as a possible future employer.

Who’s invited to the PhD Master Class?


We encourage you to apply if you graduated less than a year ago or you are in your final year of your PhD program in one of the fields below.

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  • 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 ASML PhD Master Class open in June, and the deadline to apply is July 31. You’ll need to include a resume with your contact details. You may also include your GPA and any publications.

2. First selection round

We’ll let you know by mid-August if your resume has been selected. If you are selected to proceed to the second round, we’ll ask you to 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 by mid-September.