Doctoral Scholarship for candidates from Developing countries 2023 - Special Research Fund

  • Partial Funding
  • Ghent University
  • PhD
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Belgium
  • 02/02/2023
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Description for Doctoral Scholarship:

Doctoral Scholarship for candidates from Developing countries 2023 - Special Research Fund is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level program(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at Ghent University . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 02 Feb 2023.

Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. GU is granting PhD sandwich scholarships to bright PhD students from developing countries who are willing to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University (North) and half at a developing country (South) with the support from its Special Research Fund (BOF). Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South

Degree Level for Doctoral Scholarship:

Doctoral Scholarship for candidates from Developing countries 2023 - Special Research Fund is available to undertake PhD level programs at Ghent University.

Available Subjects for Doctoral Scholarship:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Benefits for Doctoral Scholarship:

  • PhD scholarship at Ghent University  (in total 24 months).

  • The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Eligible Nationalities for Doctoral Scholarship:

Students from developing countries can apply for this scholarship. 

Eligibility Criteria for Doctoral Scholarship:

  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list)
  • The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor (promoter) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university (South)
  • No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless  preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development
  • Only degree students (students who intend to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University) are welcome to apply. Exchange students cannot apply for this scholarship
  • Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship. That is why a Ghent University supervisor can support maximum 2 candidates per call on condition they are of a different gender.

Application Procedure for Doctoral Scholarship:

      Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to

      Alongside the application form, the Ghent University supervisor must also submit the following 2 documents:

          • An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.
          • An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project
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