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Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for Students of Developing Countries in Belgium, 2020

Ghent University is providing PhD Positionsfor talented students from developing countries in Belgium.

Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. UGent considers itself a pluralist university in a special sense, i.e. not connected to any particular religion or political ideology.



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Great opportunity for developing countries candidates in Belgium.

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  • Study Subject(s): Any research area but preference will be given to areas related to development.
  • Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
  • Programme Provider:  Ghent University
  • The award can be taken at Belgium


  • 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 fulltime on the PhD project for a period of 24 months at the partner university in a selected developing country (South).
  • There must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research centre in the South.

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

Number of award(s): Not Known

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: All PhD researchers must enrol as a student at the Registrar’s Office at the start of their study. After taking confirmation, you have to download the application form and submit it to the university.
  • Submit the required documents such as:
  • 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.


  • 4 months of PhD research will be executed at the partner university in the South, for which no funding is provided through this application . This part of the research (24 months) must be funded (e.g. local PhD scholarship or salary) at the partner institution in the South.
  • 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.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

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