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KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships Programme 2023/24

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    KU Leuven is pleased to announce to exceptional scholars from institutions in the Global South to apply for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships 2023/24 aimed at supporting the ideal candidate to conduct 4 years of PhD research.

    The scholarships are offered to excellent proposals that deal with a development-relevant research topic, preferably linked to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Scholarship Sponsor(s): KU Leuven

    Scholarship Type: Full Funding

    Host Institution(s): KU Leuven

    Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship benefits (below)

    Number of Awards: Several

    Study Level: Postgraduate (PhD)

    Nationality: International students


    Recommended: Ku Leuven International Masters Scholarships 2022-23 to Study in Belgium

    KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships 2023 | ELIGIBILITY

    To be considered for the Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships, applicants are to meet the following requirements:

    • Applicants must citizens of one of the countries included in the list.
    • The candidate’s latest master’s degree must have been awarded no more than ten years prior to 1 October 2023.
    • Research project must be of excellent academic quality, with a special focus on the development relevance of the proposal.
    • The research project must have a clear time frame indicating how the research periods at KU Leuven and at the home institution will alternate.
    • The candidate must be formally affiliated to a university in the home country.

    Scholarship Benefits

    • Full tuition fee waiver
    • 100% of net salary of an assistant (approx.. 2199 euro/month)
    • Four return tickets in economy class.
    • Belgian social security coverage
    • Health, professional and accident insurance
    • Supervision allowance

    See Also: Belgium Government Masters and Training Programmes (ARES) Scholarships 2023

    Application Procedures

    How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships 2023 are to follow the 2-step application procedures. First the candidate should obtain admission to a doctoral or predoctoral programme. Secondly, once this admission has been obtained, the candidate can apply for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarship.

    Applications are submitted using a digital application form.

    Required Documents:

    • The candidate’s CV, utilising the Europass format
    • The candidate’s bibliography, utilising this form
    • The local co-promoter’s CV
    • The research proposal (6 pages at the most)
    • Motivation Letter
    • Two recommendation letters by external, relevant referees.

    See also

    Nutrience Small Animal Scholarship, Canada

    Jim Wakefield Scholarship (School-Leaver Scholarship)

    Carole Stewart Arts Graduate Scholarship, Canada

    Brock Doctoral Scholarship

    Dr. Margaret McCready Tribute Scholarship


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