University of Antwerp Doctoral Scholarship in Economic Policy, Belgium

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The Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences is offering full-time PhD positions in the Department of Economics. Doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation. To be eligible, applicant must hold a master’s degree in Economics, Applied Economics, Socio-economics or equivalent, or applicants will obtain their degree before the end of January 2015. Selected applicants will receive gross monthly salary ranging from € 2 167,88-€ 2 312,49. The application deadline is October 12th 2014.

 Study Subject(s): Scholarship is available in the field of Economic Policy.
Course Level: Scholarship is awarded to student for pursuing PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: University of Antwerp, Belgium
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility: To be eligible, 
-You hold a master’s degree in Economics, Applied Economics, Socio-economics or equivalent, or you will obtain your degree before the end of January 2015;
-You have obtained outstanding academic results;
-Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;
-You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative;

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of Belgium can only apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy in the Department of Economics. Scholarship is awarded Doctoral student in the area of Economic Policy to prepare a PhD thesis in the field of Economic Policy and contribute to teaching and research in the Department of Economics. A doctoral scholarship is available for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation. The start date of scholarship will be 1 February 2015.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): A doctoral scholarship is awarded for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation.

What does it cover? A gross monthly salary ranging from € 2 167,88-€ 2 312,49. Apart from that University of Antwerp employees enjoy a wide range of extralegal benefits:
-Commuting
The University of Antwerp believes in sustainable mobility. If you use public transport to get to work then the cost of your train and/or bus pass is reimbursed in full. You receive a bicycle allowance of €0.15 per kilometre if you come to work by bike. Flat tyre en route? You can go to the bicycle repair station on the Stadscampus for all minor bike repairs, or the mobile repair stations can come to you on the other campuses.
-Restaurants and cafeterias
All of the university’s employees receive a discount in the restaurants and cafeterias on each of the campuses. You can eat a hot meal for as little as €4.20.
-Meal vouchers
Employees in administrative or technical positions are entitled to meal vouchers. You receive a €3.30 meal voucher for every full day you work.
-UAntwerp Plus Pass
For €25 you can purchase a UAntwerp Plus Pass. With this pass, you can not only take part in any of the many free sport classes and sport events organised during the academic year, but also receive a big discount on membership of the various sport clubs or gyms. On top of all that you get acces to the many cultural activities that are organized by the university.
-Vegetable bags
Thanks to the vegetable bags, you will never again have to rush to the shops as soon as you finish work. Every Monday, you can buy a bag of organic vegetables and fruit from a local grower on any of the campuses.
-Hospitalization insurance
All employees can sign up for hospitalization insurance at an attractive rate. This insurance guarantees the reimbursement of all expenses not covered by your health insurance provider in cases of hospitalization or serious illness. Your family members can also sign up for this insurance plan.
-ZOO membership
As an employee of the University of Antwerp you receive a 50% discount on ZOO membership, which entitles you to unlimited access to the Antwerp Zoo, Planckendael and the Serpentarium in Blankenberge, as well as several other discounts.
-Childcare
Working parents often have difficulty finding childcare during the school holidays. The University of Antwerp has agreements with various organizers of holiday camps, playgrounds, sports camps and other activities, where university employees can enroll their children at discounted prices.
-Employee association
All employees of the University of Antwerp automatically become members of the employee association, which organizes an excursion or activity almost weekly. There is something for everyone in the wide range of theatre performances, museum visits, concerts, guided walks and workshops. In addition, the annual Sinterklaas festivities and the quiz are always a hit.

Selection criteria: Candidates are selected on the basis of outstanding academic results.

Notification: A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

How to Apply: Applications may only be submitted online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for application is October 12th 2014.

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