Doctoral Scholarships at Ghent University

Ghent University is proud to announce the new PhD scholarships for doctoral candidates from developing countries. With support from its “Special Research Fund (BOF)”, the University provides an opportunity for qualified and promising doctoral students who wish to carry out half their PhD research in a University in a developing country and half at Ghent University. The Doctoral scholarships at Ghent University is a rare and incredible opportunity, so make sure you don’t miss out on it!

Scholarship Overview

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Ghent University is one of the top leading world-class universities. It is, as a matter of fact, one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language region, with more than 44,000 students as well as 15,000 staff members. Most of the activities happen and take place around Ghent, but there are also campuses situated in West Flanders and even as far as in South Korea.

This year, doctoral candidates from developing countries are offered the opportunity to apply for the Doctoral scholarships at Ghent University. Qualified students will have the chance to carry out half their research at Ghent University and the other half in a University in a developing country. The scholarship is tenable for 24 months at Ghent University, while the other 24 months will be executed at the partner university in the South. The latter will receive no funding through this scholarship. This part of the research must be financed by the partner institution in the South, such as the local PhD scholarship or even salary. The Ghent University promoter will also be granted a bench fee of EUR 15,440 to cover half of the operational costs along with the traveling costs of the student and both the local and Ghent University promoter.

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Am I Eligible?

You can apply for this call provided you meet the following criteria:

  • You must first find a professor from Ghent University who wants to act as the “promoter” (supervisor) of their PhD research and who agrees to support the scholarship application. To achieve this, please browse through the University’s research directory.
  • Your proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor at the partner university and a promoter at Ghent University
  • There is no restriction imposed on the field of research, but preference will be given to topics relevant for development purposes. Development relevance stretches out to the extent to which the proposals’ goals are consistent with the beneficiaries’ country needs, requirements, global priorities, synergy opportunities and donors’ as well as partners’ policies
  • You must come from and be a national of a developing country. See this list for details.
  • You must have a guarantee that you’ll be able to work fulltime on the doctoral project for 24 months at the partner institution in a chosen developing country (South). This means these requirements must be fulfilled.

Application Method

Apply for the Doctoral scholarships at Ghent University no later than March 4, 2019.

Applications must be submitted by using the application form.

The selection will be based on:

  • Your qualification
  • Your doctoral project
  • The relevance of your research topic for development
  • The scholarly/scientific potential of the local institute
  • The partnership between the local institute and Ghent University
  • The scholarly/scientific potential of the promoter’s research group(s)


    1. Abraham April 12, 2019
    2. Kapil Moni. February 11, 2019
    3. Atiqullah January 31, 2019
    4. Mohammad rafi January 30, 2019
    5. hozir fatah January 30, 2019
    6. Avdi aziiz ahmed January 30, 2019
    7. Nove atinafu January 30, 2019
    8. Mmasa January 30, 2019
    9. Tewelde January 30, 2019
    10. Khalida parveen January 30, 2019
    11. Win Pyae Thuzar January 30, 2019
    12. Shishay yemane January 30, 2019
    13. Shishay yemane January 30, 2019
    14. Rugerinyange Armel January 28, 2019

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