Fully Funded PhD Scholarship for International Students at Ghent University in Belgium, 2018
Applications are invited for a full-time, fully-funded PhD scholarship at the Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. The successful candidate will conduct doctoral research on the influence of human rights NGOs on the European Union’s (EU) human rights promotion in the post-Soviet space.
The Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. Ghent is one of the largest Flemish universities, consisting of 41,000 students and 9,000 staff members.
Applicants must have an excellent command of English.
- Application Deadline: January 11, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.
- Study Subject: This scholarship opportunity is available on the influence of human rights NGOs on the EU’s policy towards post-Soviet space.
- Scholarship Award: This is a fully funded scholarship.
- Nationality: International students
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
- Scholarship can be taken in Belgium
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
Profile of the candidate
- You have obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science or EU Studies, or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field, such as International Relations.
- You are interested in EU foreign policy, human rights promotion and the EU’s policies towards the post-Soviet space, and are highly motivated to conduct academic research on these topics.
- You have knowledge of and/or are interested in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- You have an outstanding academic record, as exemplified, among other things, by excellent study results.
- You are able to work well independently and as part of a team.
English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
How to Apply: Applications should include:
- A cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the position and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
- A short essay (ca. 1,000 words, excluding references) on (an aspect of) the theme of this research (e.g. it can be about EU human rights promotion, the role of human rights NGOs in EU policy-making, or the EU’s policies towards the post-Soviet space).
- A CV
- Transcripts of your qualifications to date (degrees and grade lists)
- Names and contact information for two references
Submit your application in a single PDF (not exceeding 5MB) via e-mail to fabienne.bossuyt-at-ugent.be. Please put “PhD application on human rights NGOs” in the subject line of your email.