IRO Doctoral Scholarships, 2017

Overview: As one of its contributions to development cooperation, KU Leuven offers scholarships every academic year to exceptional students from developing countries to course their PhD in the largest university of Flanders, Belgium. The programme is organised and managed by IRO, the University’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation. This programme is intended for the student to do his or her whole research at KU Leuven.

Study Level: PhD

Area of Study: Doctoral or pre-doctoral programmes in the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology, or Biomedical Sciences.  The research topics proposed by the KU Leuven Doctoral Schools can be found on their respective websites.

Scholarship Value: The scholarship includes waived tuition fees, monthly allowance, installation allowance, health insurance, accident insurance, and return flight tickets.

Requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a citizen of one of the countries on the OCDE DAC table that are considered as: Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries or Low Middle Income Countries.
  2. The applicant may not possess a citizenship from an EU country. The applicant may not posses a long-term EU residence permit.
  3. The candidate’s latest master’s degree must have been awarded no more than ten years prior to 1 October 2017 (including the ongoing calendar year).
  4. The candidate must hold an academic qualification at least equivalent to a high distinction. Degrees obtained with a final score equivalent to second class second/lower division will not be taken into consideration.
  5. The research project must have excellent academic quality, with a special focus on the development relevance of the proposal.
  6. The vacancies that are published on the KU Leuven website are already funded and thus, cannot participate for this scholarship.
  7. The candidate must demonstrate a development-oriented motivation.
  8. The candidate must be supported by a KU Leuven promoter.
  9. The candidate must be supported by a local co-promoter at the candidate’s home country to ensure embeddedness of the research within the country’s context.
  10. The candidate must be supported by excellent recommendations from relevant referees.
  11. The candidate must follow the application procedure.

How to Apply: It is the sole responsibility of every candidate to complete their online application file. Follow accurately the online application instructions. you must pay special attention to the following conditions:

Deadline: November 13th 2016.

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