Deadline: 10 April 2020
Open to: doctoral students from developing countries
Benefits: fully funded
The University of Louvain (UCLouvain) holds a competition for awarding PhD scholarships to citizens of developing countries. The Catholic University of Louvain is Belgium’s largest French-speaking university. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, which was expressly built to house the university. UCL has satellite campuses in Brussels, Charleroi, Mons and Tournai. The PhD scholarship for students from developing countries reflects its wish not only to help strengthen the academic systems of developing countries but also to create new partnerships between UCL and research or higher education institutions in these countries.
To be eligible, the candidate must satisfy ALL of the following criteria:
- Be from a developing country (OECD)
- have the support of at least one UCLouvain faculty member;
- be admitted by the PhD Committee (CDD) to pursue a PhD at UCLouvain or to the Research Certificate Program (PhD in home country institution) in the candidate’s research field;
- be free from any commitment to return to a country that has funded training;
- for students who have already started their doctorate and are enrolled at UCLouvain, not be a scholarship beneficiary.
Developing country citizens who, through their administrative status within the EU, hold Belgian student status based on a residence permit and/or social rights are not eligible.
Recipients receive a UCLouvain PhD scholarship that includes support for no more than 36 months and, if necessary, one or more round-trip airline tickets between the international airport nearest to the recipient’s home country residence and Brussels Airport.
How to Apply?
For more information, and to apply, please visit this website.