Special PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries

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Special PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries: With support from its "Special Research Fund" (BOF), Ghent University is able to finance doctoral scholarships for candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a PhD at Ghent University.

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.

There are two types of scholarships: full grants for starting PhD students and grants with a maximum duration of 1 year for students finalizing their PhD research at Ghent University.

Before applying for this grant candidates have to find a 'promoter' (professor from Ghent University who will act as personal supervisor of the doctoral research) who agrees to support their application.

The value of the scholarship depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation.

The monthly allowance is approx. € 1,700.

Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

For more information and scholarship application see; Special PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries

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