Doctoral Research

Funding

The Department of Conflict and Development Studies is not able to award grants, scholarships or financial help for doctoral studies.

Admission: how to apply?

General criteria

For the admission of finalizing the diploma of doctorate (Ph. D. degree) a student must be in possession of one of the following diplomas delivered by a Flemish University for at least two years:

  • A diploma of the second cycle of an academic curricula (opleiding)
  • A diploma of civil engineer or licence (licentie) granted by the Royal Military School in Brussels
  • A diploma of licence in commercial sciences or commerce engineering granted by an institution of higher education of the long type
  • For foreign institutions, a diploma that is approved by the university as an equivalent to a Flemish degree, may be considered as sufficient for admission. For both Belgian and foreign students, applying for a doctoral programme implies 2 different stages.
  • Candidates with a foreign master degree will be evaluated individually regarding their academic background and competences in relation to carry out scientific research.

Stage 1

  • Write a research proposal that falls within the focus, aims and research priorities of the Department of Conflict and Development Studies.
  • Send the application with a curriculum vitae to:

        Prof. Dr. Koen Vlassenroot
        Department of Conflict and Development Studies
        Universiteitstraat 8
        B-9000 Gent
        Belgium

  • Each month the members of the Department will study the incoming proposals and reply.
  • The Centre can reject, hold or ask to rewrite every proposal.
  • If the project is accepted the student can then proceed to stage 2

Stage 2 for Belgian applicants

  • Send a complete application form to: The Faculty of Political and Social Science, Faculty Council / Admissions Commission, Universiteitstraat 8, 9000 Ghent
  • The Commission and Faculty Board judge on the final admission
  • If you are admitted you can than proceed to enrol in university by way of payment to the central administration.

Stage 2 for foreign applicants

  • A complete application (project, diploma, curriculum vitae) should be sent to: Central Student Administration, Rectorate, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.
    Contact: admission.studadmin@UGent.be
  • The central administration has the task to see whether the non-Belgian diploma is equal to the Belgian standards. If the diploma is accepted, the application is sent to the faculty of Political and Social Science.
  • The Commission and Faculty Board judge on the final admission.
  • If you are admitted you can than proceed to enrol in university by way of payment to the central administration.