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Funding opportunities

An overview of the different funding possibilities for research at Ghent University.

Some funding agencies offer possibilities for pre- or postdoctoral researchers to apply for a scholarship or fellowship at Ghent University on an individual basis.

  • Before applying, candidates should always seek approval of a professor at Ghent University (contact details of all research groups).
  • Doctoral candidates with external funding are advised to have clear agreement with their supervisor on additional allowances for their research stay (cf. supervision allowance or bench fee).
  • Your own government may also offer scholarships for study and/or research abroad. Contact the appropriate authorities in your country.

Opportunities for international PhD students

General information on applying for a PhD at Ghent University

Postdoctoral opportunities

Mobility Fund

All faculties of Ghent University have a specific Mobility Fund to support incoming and outgoing mobility.

    Institutional cooperation

    Several funding possibilities are available for joint research projects between researchers from Ghent University and from outside the university.

    More information

    There are many external websites offering a helping hand during your scholarship search: