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BOF Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries, 2019

Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centers in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centers by upgrading local academic personnel.

These are available for or Ph.D. students who wish to carry out half of their Ph.D. research at the university and a half at a university in a developing country.

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This is a desirable offer to get a Ph.D. with a stipend and free tuition in Belgium and Developing Countries.

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Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centers in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centers by upgrading local academic personnel. Aim of this university is to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Why at Ghent University? The university is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Their 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences.

Brief Description

University or Organization: Ghent University
Department: NA
Course Level: Ph.D. study
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
The program can be taken in Belgium and Developing Countries
Application Deadline: 4 March 2019

Eligibility

To be admissible for this call, all of the following requirements must be met:

  • 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 Ph.D. project at the partner university in a selected developing country (South). This implies that there must be a local Ph.D. supervisor at the partner university or research center.
  • A written statement is requested from that supervisor or the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a fulltime Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. research in the South.
  • This statement should also mention that the candidate receives a local Ph.D. scholarship or salary when working on the Ph.D. at the partner university in the South.
  • CSC scholarship holders are not eligible to apply for Doctoral grants for researchers from developing countries. CSC students are referred to the call Co-funding for Chinese candidates Ph.D. candidates holding a CSC scholarship (deadline October 2016).

Benefit

  • Ph.D. scholarship at Ghent University  (24 months).
  • 24 months of Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. scholarship or salary) at the partner institution in the South.
  • The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of €15.440 to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the traveling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email.
  • English Language: To be able to determine the proficiency of someone’s knowledge of Dutch or English, Ghent University uses the Common European Framework Reference for Foreign Languages. There are six foreign language proficiency levels and is a basis for the recognition of language qualifications.

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