Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective.
Ghent University supports students who want to take a doctorate under joint supervision of Ghent University and a non-Flemish partner university or institution for higher education. No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nor on the age of the applicant.
The PhD-student has to stay minimum 6 months and maximum 24 months at Ghent University. The stay may be divided into several periods within the span of 4 years.
The candidate applies for this funding jointly with a promoter of Ghent University. To find a promoter candidates can browse through the list of faculties.
The Research Council makes a selection of the applications. The selection is based on the evaluation of the project, the added value of the stay at Ghent University for the joint doctorate, the qualifications of the applicant and the scientific potential of both the promoter’s research group and the research group at the partner institution.
The applications must be submitted in English.
The candidate can apply for either a PhD scholarship or for cofunding for his/her stay at Ghent University, depending on whether the candidate already receives a scholarship from the home institution/country during the stay at Ghent University.
The maximum amount for this scholarship is € 81.940 for 24 months (consisting of a grant of ± € 74.500 and a bench-fee of € 7.440 intended for the Ghent University promoter).
The cofunding consist of a fixed amount of € 1.000 per month’s stay at Ghent University to cover (part of) the costs for travel, accommodation, insurances, etc. plus a bench-fee of € 310 per month intended for the Ghent University promoter.