Apply Now: Ghent University Scholarships for PhD Students from Developing Countries!

Are you an aspiring PhD student from a developing country, dreaming of advancing your research at a renowned institution? The Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships 2024 offer a unique ‘sandwich’ model for your academic pursuit. Imagine splitting your research time between Ghent University and a university in your home country. Ready to embark on a journey that bridges academic excellence across continents?

Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships

Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for 2024 are now open for applications. This prestigious scholarship program, supported by Ghent University’s “Special Research Fund” (BOF), offers a unique “sandwich” PhD opportunity. It’s designed for exceptional PhD students from developing countries who are keen to split their research time between Ghent University in Belgium (‘North’) and a university in their home country (‘South’). This scheme is an excellent opportunity for those looking to expand their research experience across continents.

Scholarship Name Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships 2024
Model 🌐 ‘Sandwich’ PhD Program
Location Ghent University & Partner University in Home Country
Duration 24 Months in Ghent
Financial Support 💰 Scholarship, Bench Fee, Travel Budget
Eligibility Criteria Developing Country Nationality, Joint Supervision
Gender Focus 👩 Encouragement for Female Researchers
Deadline 🗓️ February 20, 2024

Scholarship Overview

A Split-Site Research Opportunity

The scholarship focuses on a “sandwich” model:

  • Duration: The scholarship covers a 24-month period at Ghent University.
  • The bench fee: Ghent University promoter receives €310 per month for research in Ghent and an €8,000 travel budget.

Eligibility Criteria

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible for the Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships, candidates must:

  • Be a national of one of the selected developing countries. See the country list here.
  • Jointly submit proposals with a supervisor at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university in the South.
  • Research fields are open, with a preference for development-relevant topics.
  • Be a degree student aiming for a (joint) PhD at Ghent University. Exchange students are not eligible.
  • Be at the early stages of their PhD, with a minimum of 36 months of research remaining at the start of the fellowship.

Note: Ghent University encourages female researchers to apply. A Ghent University supervisor can support a maximum of two candidates per call, provided they are of different genders.

Application Process

How to Apply

The application process involves several steps:


The Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships offer a remarkable opportunity for talented researchers from developing countries. It’s not just a scholarship; it’s a bridge connecting diverse academic worlds, fostering global research collaborations and individual growth.

For more detailed information, visit Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships page.

Deadline: February 20, 2024

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