Application invited for PhD scholarship & PhD admission at Ghent university

ORG- Ghent University
Closing Date- 4th February, 2020

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), 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.

1-The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a promoter (supervisor) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university.
2-No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development
3-Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list);
4-There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work fulltime on the PhD project for a period of 24 months at the partner university in a selected developing country (South).

How to apply
Applications must be submitted on the application forms provided for this purpose.

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.

Please note that this call is highly competitive. The success rate for this call is 19% (based on the results of the previous calls 2017-2019). The first selection criterion in this call are the study results of the candidate (both Bachelor and Master Level).
1-The qualifications of the applicant.
2-The doctoral project.
3-The relevance of the research topic for development & capacity building
4-The scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s); the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute; the scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute.

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