A research stay at our faculty? Discover our visiting scholar program

Our program

We welcome you to join our faculty for a research visit. As as visiting scholar you will have the opportunity to interact with the various research groups at our faculty, join our research seminars and present your work.

We welcome both visiting fellows and visiting doctoral students.

Visting fellows

Postdoctoral researchers and professors can be appointed as visiting fellows.

Requirements for visiting fellows

The following conditions need to be met in order to be eligible: 

  • the research stay lasts a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days;
  • the research stay is undertaken under the supervision of a professorial staff member of the faculty;
  • visiting scholars must enjoy an international reputation, which must be evidenced by a high-quality publication file, among other things;
  • the researcher's stay must offer a clear added value for both the faculty's research community and the researcher, which translates into, among other things, giving several master classes, commensurate with the duration of the stay.

How to apply?

Submission of your application needs to be done by a professorial staff member.

More information? Contact our research office.

Visiting students

Students who are visiting Ghent University to perform research in the context of their PhD (for which they are enrolled at another university) and who are defending their PhD at their home institute and not (also) at UGent can be appointed as “exchange PhD-students" or visiting students.

How to apply?

The exchange application consist of two steps

  • First you need to create a Ghent University account and register via the Oasis website
  • Next step is to select the correct academic year of your exchange and choose the correct semester in which your exchange period would fall. Click on the link ‘Exchange’ under ‘Curriculum’.

More information can be found here or by contacting our internationalisation office.