VIB International PhD Program in Life Sciences in Belgium, 2017

The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium is offering 10 PhD scholarships in Life Sciences. The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians, currently not living in Belgium.

VIB mission is to conduct frontline biomolecular research in life sciences for the benefit of scientific progress and the benefit of society.

Created in Belgium in 1995 at the initiative of the Flemish government, VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) is a unique example of a non-profit support structure for a particular scientific domain working towards both excellence in research and transformation of the results of such research into economic growth.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree programme.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of Life Sciences.

Scholarship Award: Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2017.

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility:

  • Nationality: The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians, currently not living in Belgium.
  • University degrees: Candidates should hold a university degree, or satisfy equivalent requirements, which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree, or equivalent, in life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology), physics, engineering, chemistry, or related fields. In general, this implies that the applicant has a Masters degree. Applicants, who have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline, can also apply, but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than 2 months after the selection interviews. Medical students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree can also apply after completion of their M.D. exams. Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE), but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the GRE codes of the University of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or Ghent. VIB will not reply to inquiries regarding the GRE.
  • Age: Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline.
  • Language: English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore, candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English, such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application, but should you have TOEFL test results, please adds these to your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the TOEFL codes of Ghent University, the K.U.Leuven, the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the TOEFL.

Nationality: International students (non-Belgians) can apply for the scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:  Candidates should hold a university degree, or satisfy equivalent requirements, which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university.

Test Requirement:  Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE), but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the GRE codes of the University of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or Ghent. VIB will not reply to inquiries regarding the GRE.

English Language Requirement: English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore, candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English, such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application, but should you have TOEFL test results, please add these to your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our PhD Program, please use the TOEFL codes of either Ghent University, the KU Leuven, the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the TOEFL.

PhD Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email. Please follow carefully the different steps during the preparation stage and final submission stage of your application. Use English in all the documents.

  • Step 1 – Requirement
  • Step 2 – Select your projects
  • Download and complete the Application Form
  • Submit the Application Form and scans of degrees and certificates
  • Collect recommendations

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

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