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PhD Student Position in Archaeology at Ghent University in Belgium, 2018

The Joint Doctoral Program in Arts and Archaeology (JDP by Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and Università di Verona (Italy) a new PhD scholarship is being granted to predoctoral researchers, aimed at obtaining a doctoral degree within 4 years. This grant is initially awarded for 2 years.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: August 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Grants are available to pursue the predoctoral program.
  • Study Subject: Grants are awarded within the Department of Psychology.
  • Nationality: Available for applicants of all nationalities.
  • Number of Scholarships: The amount of the scholarship is approximately €2.065 per month, depending on the family status of the scholar. Based on the advice of the Research Council, a bench fee of € 7.440 (€ 310/month) will be awarded to the promoter per term of 2 years.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Available for applicants of all nationalities.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Production of a PhD dissertation of high academic quality under the supervision of a Ghent University promoter and a University of Verona co-promoter. The PhD student will reside in Ghent and will stay a minimum of six months at the University of Verona.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply:

The applications for a BOF PhD grant have to be submitted on the forms provided for that purpose. It is attached to this call. The application has to be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] (please use a PDF converted form of the Word document and not a scanned PDF). You will receive an email confirming the receipt of the application. These e-mails are not generated automatically. It is possible that there is some delay in receiving a confirmation e-mail. The application document has to be named as followed: “surname candidate_first name candidate_DOC application”. Send the application form and annexes as separate PDF-files.

Evaluation and granting

The Joint PhD committee will evaluate the PhD grant proposals. They will make a motivated selection of the applications and will base their recommendation on the evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant (study results) and the PhD project proposal. The scientific potential, as well as the development of the scientific potential of the research groups, will be taken into account for this evaluation. Priority may be given to topics that are especially suited for this international collaboration between the universities of Ghent and Verona, and that can be well covered by the available research and tuition potential at the Department of Archaeology at Ghent University.


Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in late August.

The application deadline for PhD grants is 15 August 2018 at 23.59 (Belgian time).
The deadline will be strictly respected; late or incomplete applications will be rejected without review.
The following enclosures should be added to the application:

• Only for non-Ghent University degrees (including inter-university programs at Ghent University): copies of diplomas and transcripts of records.

Scholarship Link