New calls are open: 18 PhD Scholarships for Students from the South


Global Minds PhD Scholarships

These are sandwich scholarships for students from a selected list of countries. Candidates should be strongly integrated in their home university.

Number of scholarships: 10

Deadline: January 15, 2019

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PhD Scholarships for Researchers from the South

Full-time doctoral scholarships for a 4 year research stay at the KU Leuven, for students from a large list of developing countries.

Number of scholarships: 5


(1) For the candidate: an application to obtain an authorisation to start a PhD at KU Leuven should be submitted at the latest by January 1, 2019.

(2) For the KU Leuven promotor: March 14, 2019.

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Marc Vervenne Fund Doctoral Scholarships

Short research stays at KU Leuven for researchers from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Number of scholarships: 3 (max.)

Deadline: January 15, 2019

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On behalf of:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Parmentier – Chairperson of the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Chris Van Geet – Vicerector of the Biomedical Sciences Group, also responsible for University Development Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Peter Lievens – Vicerector International Policy, also responsible for LERU and for Alumni policy

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