2013 Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for Students of Developing Countries in Belgium

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Ghent University offers Doctoral scholarships  for candidates from developing countries in Belgium. The students of developing countries can apply for this scholarship. These scholarships are offered in the field of Arts and Philosophy, Law, Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Economics and Business Administration, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Bioscience Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Political and Social Sciences. The candidate is offered a scholarship for 24 months which must be divided into several periods within a span of 4 years.

Study Subject(s): Research groups and institutes as per faculties are Arts and Philosophy, Law, Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Economics and Business Administration, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology and Educational Sciences , Bioscience Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Political and Social Sciences.

Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider:  Ghent University
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility: -Candidates need to come from and have the nationality of a developing country
-There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work on the PhD project at the partner university. This implies that there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center.
-Written statement is requested from that supervisor or the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a student or a staff member of this university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research.
-This statement should also mention that the candidate receives/received a local scholarship or salary when working on the PhD in the home institute.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of developing countries can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore 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. No restrictions are imposed on the field of research; nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors. 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The candidate obtains a scholarship for 24 months which must be divided into several periods within a span of 4 years. In principle the scholarship holder starts the PhD scholarship research at Ghent University during a period of 3 to 9 months and ends the scholarship with a stay of at least 3 months at Ghent University to complete and defend the doctoral thesis.

What does it cover? The value of the scholarship at Ghent University depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation and is approximately €1.750.

Other Benefits:  The candidate receives a “sandwich” type scholarship for a total of 24 months. Within a span of 48 months, the candidate needs to work on the PhD project both at Ghent University and the partner university. The scholarship  holder will receive a monthly income  only for the periods he/she works at Ghent University. The rest of the PhD research is done in the partner university for which no funding is provided through this scholarship. The partner university has to provide a salary or local scholarship for the period the candidate works there.

 Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is  7th March 2013.

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