Scholarships for PhD Candidates from Developing Countries at Ghent University in 2023

Ghent University is providing PhD scholarships for candidates from developing countries in order to contribute to the academic development of these regions. Selected candidates will receive full tuition waiver and a monthly allowance for the duration of their studies.

Ghent University is one of the leading higher education and research institutions in Belgium. Founded in 1817 by King William I, Ghent University is a top 100 university with a long tradition of excellence in education and research.

The university strives to create an inclusive and stimulating environment for students and staff, with a strong focus on internationalization. Ghent University is therefore offering a number of PhD scholarships for candidates from developing countries.

The scholarships will cover the full tuition fee for the chosen programme of study, as well as a monthly allowance to help with living costs. In addition, the university will provide a one-off travel allowance to help with the costs of coming to Ghent.

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, and must have excellent academic results. They should also demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a PhD at Ghent University.

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PhD Scholarships

  • Category: PhD
  • Organisation: Ghent University
  • Country to study: Belgium
  • School to study: Ghent University
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2023

Eligibility for Ghent University PhD Scholarships Qualification

  • 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.

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Mobility scheme of the scholarship

  • The following mobility scheme is mandatory:
  1. Students need to start and end with a research stay of 3 -12 months in Ghent.
  2. The first research stay in Ghent needs to be started between 1 October 2023 and 29 February 2024.
  3. At least 24 months of locally funded research stay in the South must be scheduled in between the first and last research stay in Ghent.

How to Apply

  • Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via email to
  • Alongside the application form, the Ghent University supervisor must also submit the following 2 documents:
    1. An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.
    2. An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project

visit Ghent University website. for more details.

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