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Scholarship: Fully funded Doctoral Scholarships At Ghent University, Belgium


Ghent University With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) is
offering scholarships to Students who are citizens of a – Applicants
must be citizens of a developing country., Who wants to undergo a research program in the institution.

This scholarship program is worth € 1.958 per month. The Ghent
University promoter also receives a bench fee of €15.440 to cover (part
of) the operational costs, as well as the travelling costs of the
student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.


– Applicants must be citizens of a developing country.

– Applicants must have completed their bachelors and masters degree program in any recognized institution.

– Applicants must have outstanding academic grades.

– Applicants must have applied or applying to Ghent University.

– Applicants must be able to work on the PhD project at the partner
university in a selected developing country (South). This implies that
there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or
research center.

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Application Process

The candidate applies to Ghent University jointly with a promoter of Ghent University and a supervisor at the local institution.

The promoter at Ghent University has to fill in a separate document called a promoter’s advice with advice on the candidate, stating the promoter’s opinion on the potential of the candidate as a future researcher.

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based on the following:

i) the qualifications of the applicant;
ii) the doctoral project;
iii) the relevance of the research topic for development;
iv) the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s);
v) the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute;
vi) the scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute.

Applications should be submitted electronically to

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this scholarship program is on 7th March 2017.

For More Information Visit The Scholarship Webpage.


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