Fully-Funded PhD Fellowship at Ghent University in Belgium, 2017

  • Ghent University
  • Research
  • International Students
  • Belgium
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Scholarship Description:

Fully-Funded PhD Fellowship at Ghent University in Belgium, 2017 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Research level programm(s) in the field of taught at Ghent University . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Scholarship Description: Ghent University is delighted to offer Ph.D. Fellowship in Russian literature at the Department of Languages and Cultures. The successful candidate will work on a research project on the interwar Russian émigré historical novel and prepare a dissertation on the topic.

About University: 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.

Degree Level: Fellowship is available to pursue a doctoral research program.

Available Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Russian literature at the Department of Languages and Cultures.

Scholarship Benefits: Scholarship award:

  • A fully funded four-year fellowship as a Ph.D. student (continuation being subject to positive evaluation after two years);

  • A substantial bench fee for research purposes;

  • The possibility to acquire academic and transferable skills through Ghent University’s Doctoral School program;

  • You will be based in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University’s Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.


Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment;

  • You have demonstrable interest in (research on) Russian (émigré) literature;

  • You have an excellent command of Russian;

  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

  • You are interested in participating in a larger research project and have the skills to work both independently as well as in a team;

  • You will write and successfully defend a Ph.D. dissertation within the four years of the fellowship;

  • You will contribute to the scholarly activities of the research group.

Eligible Nationalities: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

Application Procedure: A summary of the research project and further information about the position are available upon request.

Submit your application via email to Ben.Dhooge-at-UGent.be by October 2, 2017.
Applications should include:

  • A cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the project and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate

  • A CV

  • Transcripts of records (degree, grades, etc.)

  • A writing sample (excerpt from your Master’s thesis, article, etc.)

The four components of the application should be combined into one PDF file.

Additionally, a letter of recommendation should be sent by two referees directly to Ben.Dhooge-at-UGent.be no later than October 9, 2017.

Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is October 2, 2017.

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Degree Level:

Fully-Funded PhD Fellowship at Ghent University in Belgium, 2017 is available to undertake Research level programs at Ghent University.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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