Scholarship Description:

The educational award is open for 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.

Highly motivated students from developing countries are invited to apply for the doctoral Scholarships. This funding program is organized by Ghent University for the academic year 2020/21.

Host College/University:

At Ghent University, students will develop the ability to work independently, improve their research skills and enhance other study skills such as critical reading and project work.

Ghent University is one of the major research universities in Belgium. The university aims to grow into excellent research centers by upgrading local academic personnel. It offers facilities for start-up technology companies and conducts sustainability research.

Degree level:

PhD degree program.

Field of Study:

The doctoral students will be awarded in any subject offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: 

Students receives a bench fee of €310/per month of research in Ghent + €8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs.

Nationalities:

Students from Developing Countries are eligible to apply for this application.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country
  • This funding is only open for students who intend to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University
  • The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a promoter (supervisor) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university.
  • No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless, preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development.

Applying procedure Instructions:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:

  • To get involved in this program, you need to take admission in doctoral degree coursework at the university. After being enrolled at the university, they will complete the Application form 2020 and send with all documents via email to BOFapplication@ugent.be.
  • a Legalized copy of your diplomas, records of study results and documents that prove the study results of the candidate and many others must be submitted.
  • All international PhD candidates need to complete an admission procedure during which the academic aspects (equivalence of your degree, research proposal, and language skills) will be evaluated.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

February 4, 2020

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