Ghent University PhD Research Fund 2020 for Developing Countries

Ghent University, with support from its Special Research Fund, is offering PhD scholarships to top-achieving 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.

Ghent University, established in 1817, is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium.


Deadline: February 4, 2020

Degree Level: PhD

Field: All study areas

Value: The Ghent University promoter 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 of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Duration: 24 months

Mode of Study: Full-Time

Institution: Ghent University

Host Country: Belgium

Nationality: Students from developing countries


Students who intend to obtain a (joint) PhD degree at Ghent University are eligible for the Award.

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 will be/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.


Application Procedure: 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. 


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