100% PhD Scholarship within the Faculty of Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, 2018

­The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is delighted to offer PhD Scholarship within the Faculty of Engineering in Electronics and informatics starting on 1 October 2018. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. By delivering high-quality research and customized education, the VUB wants to make an active and committed contribution to a better society. That is our mission.

Mastering the Dutch language is recommended. Candidates who are not competent in Dutch must be prepared to improve their Dutch language proficiency to the B2 level.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 4, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded within the Faculty of Engineering – Electronics and informatics. The candidate will combine these tasks with PhD-research in one of the following domains:
  • Sensor Networks
  • Security Design for the Internet of Things
  • Hardware aspects of Smart Embedded Devices
  • Embedded AI and embedded vision

The research topic will be chosen with respect for the interest and the background of the candidate.

  • Scholarship Award: As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.
    Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Master in Science, Industrial Sciences or Engineering with a specification related to Electronics and informatics.
  • Excellent pedagogical skills.
  • Excellent research capacities.
  • The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).
  • Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Mastering the Dutch language is recommended. Candidates who are not competent in Dutch must be prepared to improve their Dutch language proficiency to the B2 level.
  • Every first appointment depends upon the successful performance of a teaching session.

English Language Requirements: Mastering the Dutch language is recommended. Candidates who are not competent in Dutch must be prepared to improve their Dutch language proficiency to the B2 level.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • A brief CV
  • A concise statement of the reason for applying including the explanation about the development of future research
  • Diplomas

Online Application

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