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Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries at Ghent University in Belgium

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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.

Scholarship Value:

  • PhD scholarship at Ghent University  (24 months).
  • 24 months of PhD research will be executed at the partner university in the South, for which no funding is provided through this scholarship. This part of the research (24 months) must be funded (e.g. local PhD scholarship or salary) at the partner institution in the South.
  • The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of €15.440 to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Eligibility:

  1. Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list).
  2. 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
    • The candidate 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.
  3. This cofunding is only intended for students who  want to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University.

Note: Before applying for a PhD scholarship at Ghent university students Always need to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as the supervisor ('promoter') of their doctoral research and who agrees to support their application. The best way to do this is by browsing the list of faculties and research topics available on our research directory.

Selection Criteria:

  • The qualifications of the applicant.
  • The doctoral project.
  • The relevance of the research topic for development.
  • The scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s).
  • The partnership between Ghent University and the local institute.
  • The scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute.

Eligibility

Nationality
Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Cultural Exchange & Languages, Studying

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Belgium
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
Master
Required Languages
English
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Ghent University

Ghent University (Dutch: Universiteit Gent, abbreviated as UGent) is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established ... More details