Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries [Belgium]: Apply by Mar 4: Expired


With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.

Duration and Start date
  • The earliest starting date of the scholarship at Ghent University is 1 October 2019;
  • The candidate obtains a scholarship for 24 months to study at Ghent university.
Who can apply
  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list);
  • There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work fulltime on the PhD project for a period of 24 months at the partner university in a selected developing country (South).
  • This implies that the following conditions needs to be fulfilled:
    there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South;
    A written statement is requested stating that the candidate is either a funded fulltime PhD student or a staff member at this partner university
    and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South.
    This statement should also mention that the candidate receives a local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South.
How to apply

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.

  • Last Date for Application: Mar 4

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