The University of Louvain (UCL) is currently accepting applications for PhD Scholarships for students from Developing countries to study in Belgium. Recipients receive a UCL 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.
UCL carries out three missions: education, research and serving society. UCL is a stabilizing force in an uncertain world. It prioritizes universal access to high-quality education and makes innovation the governing principle of its activities, in teaching as much as in research. It creates synergies between its involvement in the regional development and its international influence, enabling them to fuel each other. Its research reveals the complexity and provides perspective in a world that emphasizes the here and now.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
- Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
- Scholarship Award: Recipients receive a UCL 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.
- Nationality: Students from Developing countries are eligible to apply.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in Belgium
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: Students from Developing countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, the candidate must satisfy all of the following criteria:
- Be from a developing country;
- Have the support of at least one UCL faculty member;
- Be admitted by the PhD Committee (CDD) to pursue a PhD at UCL 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 UCL, 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.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: The UCL supervisor submits the candidate’s dossier using the application form by noon (Belgium time) on 30 March 2018 in a single PDF file to Mr. Christian Duqué (christian.duque-at-uclouvain.be).
If needed, and regardless of the process of putting together the application, the applicant and his/her supervisor must complete the application procedure to both the subject-specific doctoral committee responsible for the chosen field of research (for UCL PhD Degree) or to the research certificate (Home institution PhD Degree).