As one of its contributions to development co-operation, K.U. Leuven offers IRO (Interfaculty Council for Development Co-operation) scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their Ph.D. in the largest university in Flanders, Belgium.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
The candidate 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.
The application was may not possess citizenship from an EU country. The candidate may not possess a long-term EU residence permit.
The applicant’s latest master’s degree must have been awarded no more than ten years prior to 1 October 2018 (including the ongoing calendar year).
The applicant is expected to hold an academic qualification at least equivalent to a high distinction. Degrees obtained with a final score equivalent to the second class second/lower division will not be taken into consideration.
The research project should be of excellent academic quality, with a special focus on the development relevance of the proposal.
The vacancies that are published on the KU Leuven website are already funded and thus, cannot participate for this scholarship.
The applicant should showcase a development-oriented motivation.
The applicant must be supported by a KU Leuven promoter.
The applicant 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.
The applicant should be supported by excellent recommendations from relevant referees.
The applicant should follow the application procedure and complete his file before 31 January.