IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries in Belgium

Date: March 28, 2016 Posted by: Ravi Kumar In: Belgium Scholarships, Doctoral scholarships

IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries in Belgium

KU Leuven

KU Leuven

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Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) has invited annually applications for IRO doctoral scholarship and grant program for all developing countries.

About this Scholarships

Scholarship Description:

K.U.-Leuven-Scholarships is one of its contributions to development collaboration, KU Leuven provides each educational year grants to worthy learners and deserving candidates from developing nations to do their PhD in the biggest university of Flanders, Belgium.

Scholarships offered by : The program is structured and handled by the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation.


Students may choose a research topics like Humanities, Engineering and Technology Biomedical Sciences. Social Sciences Science.

Who Can Apply

Scholarships are available for students who are pursuing PhD degree at KU Leuven Doctoral Schools.

Scholarship Open for International Students:

Least Developed Countries,
Low Income Countries or Low Middle Income Countries,

Notification: Selection of the candidates will be in November 2015 – February 2016 and results will be announced in April 2016. 

“Afghanistan, Kenya, Armenia, Angola, Korea, Dem. Rep., Belize, Bangladesh, Kyrgyz Rep., Bolivia, Benin, Tajikistan, Cameroon, Bhutan, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Congo, Rep., Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Cambodia, Egypt, Central African Rep., El Salvador, Chad, Fiji, Comoros, Georgia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Ghana, Djibouti, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Eritrea, Honduras, Ethiopia, India, Cuba, Gambia, Indonesia, Guinea, Iraq, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo1, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Federated States, Laos, Moldova, Lesotho, Mongolia, Liberia, Morocco, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Malawi, Nigeria, Mali, Pakistan, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique, Paraguay, Myanmar, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Niger, Swaziland, Rwanda, Syria, Samoa, Tokelau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tonga, Senegal, Turkmenistan, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Solomon Islands, Uzbekistan, Somalia, Vietnam, South Sudan, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen and Zambia”

who can apply for this IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme from various developing countries.

Duration: 48 months
Grant and Scholarship amount: € 1,415 (75% of the net salary of an assistant)

€1000 paid at the beginning
Housing allowance of € 200/month with accompanying partner (and children),
Social security covering health insurance,
Child allowance,
Occupational hazard and occupational illness,
Tuition fee,
Affiliation with a Belgian Health Insurance company,
Third-party liability insurance (private life),
Professional and accident insurance coverage; third party liability insurance and
Return flight tickets for the whole family after completion of the doctorate.

Selection timetable

Application for the programme: September 1st, 2015 until November 9th, 2015
Selection of the candidates: November 2015 – March 2016
Release of results: April 2016. All the candidates will be informed about their outcome via email. Information regarding the application will not be provided before the official release of results.
Visa application by the selected candidates: April – June 2016
Arrival in Leuven: Last week of September 2016
Beginning of the (pre)doctoral programme: 1 October 2016

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 10th November 2015. Applications are currently closed.

For Official Scholarship Notification

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