Joining us for a Research Visit or PhD

We are always happy to welcome scholars who want to work with us, whether it be junior academics who do (part of) their PhD research here, or more senior scholars who come for a research visit or sabbatical.

Doing your PhD with us

The professors affiliated with the Institute for Medieval Studies are experienced in supervising doctoral projects on medieval subjects in a variety of disciplines.

For cross-disciplinary projects, appropriate co-supervisors in complementing disciplines can be found through the Institute. It is also possible to collaborate with co-supervisors at other Belgian universities and abroad.

You can browse our members and projects to find a suitable supervisor, or contact us.


Joint PhD

You can also spend part of your PhD doing research at our Institute and obtain a Joint PhD with your home institution.

The Ghent University Special Research Fund (BOF) offers funding to foreign students who want to do a Joint or
Double PhD.

You can browse our members and projects to find a suitable supervisor, or contact us.



Visiting post-docs and senior researchers

We are committed to national and international knowledge exchange, so we warmly welcome visiting research fellows as part of particular research projects or under one of the schemes of the University’s Special Research Fund and the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO).

Please contact us when you are interested in visiting our institute.

International visitors

To accomodate for our non-dutch speaking colleagues, our communication and our Medieval Seminar Series are often in English.

There are also various initiatives, such as the weekly English lunch in the History department and the monthly German lunch in the faculty.

Please also have a look at the University website for an overview of information and facilities for international visitors.