PhD Scholarships | 2012-2013 International Scholarships for Developing Countries

Each year the Flemish Government allocates research funds to Ghent University so as to implement the Flemish Government Resolution of 8 September 2000.  From the academic year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013,  Ghent University will provide PhD scholarships or Doctoral scholarships to students from developing countries to pursue higher education in a highly developed country, Belgium.  These scholarships are for 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.
Country list of developing countries:

Least Developed Countries Other Low Income Countries(per capita GNI < $ 935 in 2007)


Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories(per capita GNI $ 936-$ 3.705 in 2007)
Afghanistan Côte d’Ivoire Albania
Angola Ghana Algeria
Bangladesh Kenya Armenia
Benin Korea, Dem.Rep. Azerbaijan
Bhutan Krygyz Rep. Bolivia
Burkina Faso Nigeria Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burundi Pakistan Cameroon
Cambodia Papua New Guinea Cape Verde
Central African Rep. Tajikistan China
Chad  Uzbekistan Colombia
Comoros Viet Nam Congo, Rep.
Congo, Dem. Rep. Zimbabwe Dominican Republic
Djibouti Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea Egypt
Eritrea El Salvador
Ethiopia Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Gambia Georgia
Guinea Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau Guyana
Haiti Honduras
Kiribati India
Laos Indonesia
Lesotho Iran
Liberia Iraq
Madagascar Jordan
Malawi Kosovo
Maldives Marshall Islands
Mali Micronesia,Fed. States
Mauritania Moldova
Mozambique Mongolia
Myanmar Morocco
Nepal Namibia
Niger Nicaragua
Rwanda Niue
Samoa Palestinian Adm. Areas
Sao Tome & Principe Paraguay
Senegal Peru
Sierra Leone Philippines
Solomon Islands Sri Lanka
Somalia Swaziland
Sudan Syria
Tanzania Thailand
Timor-Leste Tokelau
Togo Tonga
Tuvalu Tunesia
Uganda Turkmenistan
Vanuatu Ukraine
Yemen Wallis and Futuna
Other countries: South Africa

Eligibility: PhD Scholarships | Doctoral Scholarships 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 for Developing Countries

To be admissible for this call, all of the following requirements must be met:

Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country ;

This program is limited to universities and research centers in developing countries (see list) with which Ghent University is already cooperating or has cooperated in the last 5 years. It is the Ghent University promoter who has to present evidence of this cooperation. A signed cooperation agreement is no necessity at the moment of the application for the scholarship but will be required when the scholarship is granted;

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. Also a 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.

Field of Research

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.

Value of the scholarship: €1,700 per month

New deadline: expected March

How to apply


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