Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for International Students in 2022


Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for International Students in 2022
Ghent University Doctoral Scholarships for International Students in 2022

Ghent University awards PhD "sandwich" scholarships to promising PhD candidates from developing countries who seek to do half of their PhD research at Ghent University ('North') and half at a university in a developing nation with the help of its "Special Research Fund" (BOF).

Ghent University will only sponsor the part of the research that will take place in Ghent (24 months); the candidate must acquire full-time funding for the remaining 24 months of research in the South.

Doctoral students from developing countries who are deserving and eligible are urged to apply for a scholarship to study in the United Kingdom.

Scholarship Summary

Host: Ghent University

Study Abroad: Study in UK 

Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | PhD Scholarships 

Eligible Countries: All Developing Countries 

Reward: Full Scholarship | €8000 Stipends

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Scholarship Details:

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

Applicants must be international student from developing countries

Applications must be submitted on the application forms provided for this purpose which will be assessed by the Research council.

Applicants are to note that the scholarship is highly competitive and the applicants will be selected based on their Bachelor and Master degree results.

Applicants will also be assessed by their doctoral project, relevance of the research topic for development and capacity building.

The scientific and scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s); the partnership between Ghent University and the Local Institutes as well as the scientific/ scholarly disposition of the local institute.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

PhD scholarship at Ghent University (in total 24 months)

The Ghent University receives a bench fee of  € 310/per month of research in Ghent + €8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs of research.


The following mobility scheme is mandatory:

Students need to start and end with a research stay of 3 -12 months in Ghent.

The first research stay in Ghent needs to be started between 1 October 2022 and 28 February 2023.

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.

Method of Application

Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to

Alongside the application form, the Ghent University supervisor must also submit the following 2 documents:

An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.

An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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