Special Research Fund Doctoral Scholarships, Ghent University
Ghent University

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Developing Countries, Belgium

Scholarship Overview

Ghent University, Belgium invites applications for Special Research Fund Doctoral Scholarships 2020 from PhD students of developing countries. This scholarship aims to assist the half of PhD research of scholars at Ghent University. Selected research scholars will get PhD scholarship for 24 months, a bench fee of EUR 310 per month of research in Ghent and EUR 8,000 as travel budget.


  • PhD scholarship for 24 months
  • A bench fee of EUR 310 per month of research in Ghent
  • EUR 8,000 as travel budget


  • Statement of the partner university concerning guarantees on the PhD work at the partner university, the mobility scheme and the financial support at the partner university
  • Copies diplomas and transcripts of records
  • Ranking among fellow students and/or percentile score
  • Document concerning ethical implications
  • Parallel applications
  • Own enclosures


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by September2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Belong to a developing country
  • Pursue a PhD degree from a recognized institute or university in a developing country
  • Have a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South.
  • 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

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Download the doc file of the application form.
Step 2: Fill in the required details.
Step 3: Provide the supervisor details through the link
Step 4: Convert the filled application in PDF format.
Step 5: Save the name of the application as followed: “surname candidate_ name candidate_DOS_application”.
Step 6: Email the application along with the required documents to BOFapplication@ugent.be mentioning the applicant’s Ghent University supervisor and co-supervisor either as the sender or in CC.