Ghent University ,Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries, Belgium

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Scholarship Description:

Ghent University ,Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries, Belgium is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Ghent University offers Doctoral scholarships  for  candidates from developing  countries in Belgium. The students of developing countries can apply  for this scholarship. These scholarships  are offered in the field of Arts and  Philosophy, Law, Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering and  Architecture, Economics and Business Administration, Veterinary  Medicine, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Bioscience  Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Political and Social  Sciences. The candidate is offered a scholarship for 24 months which must be  divided into several periods within a span of 4 years.

Study Subject(s): Research groups and institutes as per  faculties are Arts and  Philosophy, Law, Sciences, Medicine and Health  Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Economics and Business  Administration, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology and Educational  Sciences , Bioscience Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and  Political and Social Sciences.

Course Level: This scholarship is  available for pursuing PhD degree level. Scholarship Provider:   Ghent University Scholarship can be taken  at: Belgium

Eligibility: -Candidates need to come from and have the  nationality of a developing country -There must be a guarantee that the  candidate will be able to work on the PhD project at the partner university.  This implies that there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university  or research center. -Written statement is requested from that supervisor or  the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a student or a  staff member of this university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching  or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research. -This statement should also mention that the candidate receives/received a local  scholarship or salary when working on the PhD in the home institute.

Scholarship Open for International  Students: The students of developing countries  can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: With support from its “Special  Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research  groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into  excellent research centres by upgrading local academic  personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD  students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD  research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.  No restrictions are imposed on the field of research; nevertheless preference  will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for  development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds  with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global  priorities and the policies of partners and donors. The Ghent University  promoter also receives a bench fee of €15.440 to cover (part of) the operational  costs, as well as the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent  University and the local promoter.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The candidate obtains a  scholarship for 24 months which must be divided into several periods within a  span of 4 years. In principle the scholarship holder starts the PhD scholarship  research at Ghent University during a period of 3 to 9 months and ends the  scholarship with a stay of at least 3 months at Ghent University to complete and  defend the doctoral thesis.

What does it cover? The value of the scholarship at  Ghent University depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation and is  approximately €1.750.

Other  Benefits:  The candidate  receives a “sandwich” type scholarship for a total of 24 months. Within a span  of 48 months, the candidate needs to work on the PhD project both at Ghent  University and the partner university. The  scholarship  holder will receive a monthly income  only  for the periods he/she works at Ghent University. The rest of the PhD  research is done in the partner university for which no funding is provided  through this scholarship. The partner university has to provide a salary or  local scholarship for the period the candidate works there.

 Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is  by post.

Scholarship Application  Deadline: The application deadline  is  7th March 2013.

Further  Scholarship Information and Application

Degree Level:

Ghent University ,Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries, Belgium is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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