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PhD Research Positions on Migration and Diversity in IES at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium

Here is an excellent opportunity for the PhD candidates to apply for the one full-time doctoral researcher in the field of migration and diversity policy research. The program is open for students from EU countries.

Funded by the Institute for European Studies (IES), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the studentship is avilabale for the candidate who develops a research proposal for one of the research line.

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The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has advances academic education and research in various disciplines. It constitutes the focal point for teaching European Studies at the VUB. It provides a number of academic services to disseminate its research.

Why should apply to this program? The program gives a golden opportunity for those candidates who want to pursue a career in the field of migration and diversity policy research. It provides candidates an opportunity to kick-start their career with one of the sponsoring organizations.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019


  • Eligible Countries: Candidates from EU countries.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD research in the field of migration and diversity policy research.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible for this grant, the applicant must hold a Master’s degree in political science, law, international relations, public policy, sociology or relevant social sciences with excellent study results, knowledge of additional languages is an asset, and have a thorough knowledge of the relevant academic literature.
  • Applicant must have experience in conducting document analysis and research interviews, have the ability to communicate with stakeholders, among others high-level officials, be flexible, self-motivated and perseverant and knowledge of and travel experience in (West-) Africa are an asset for research theme 2.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: Interested candidates can apply for the award after taking admission in the PhD degree at any Flemish university. After being enrolled in a PhD degree, claimants need to download and submit the application form of the award and send by e-mail to [email protected] with all documents.
  • Supporting Documents: Aspirants will be asked to provide the one-page motivation letter explaining the candidate’s interest in pursuing a Ph.D. on the chosen topic, curriculum vitae, relevant research experience, and previous publications, project proposal featuring a literature review, a research question, and proposed hypotheses, a methodological outline and indicative planning, condensed into no more than 3,000 words, contact details of at least two references and a copy of a publication.
  • Admission Requirements: For admission in PhD degree, students are required to have the certificates of the highest diploma obtained and transcript of academic grades and research experience.
  • Language Requirement: Seekers fluent and have excellent communications skills in English. Knowledge of additional languages is an asset.


The program will provide the remuneration of a full-time research assistant at a Flemish university approximately € 2.000 net per month.

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  1. Kiirya Ronald Ekron says:

    Good & relevant site.
    I would like to pursue my diploma in education in my country Uganda. How can I get a scholarship for that?

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