Scholarship nameGlobal Minds Doctoral Scholarships Programme at KU Leuven
Sponsored organizationK.U. Leuven
Host instituteK.U. Leuven and your Home Institution
Scholarship Amount$Fully funded
Student Country of OriginBenin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
As one of its contributions to development cooperation, every academic year KU Leuven selects exceptional students from developing countries as scholarship candidates to obtain their PhD from the largest university of Belgium. The Global Minds Programme is managed by IRO, the university’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation.
The aim is to give students the opportunity to conduct PhD research in a ‘sandwich’ system, which means that 50% of the research takes place at KU Leuven and 50% at the home institution of the scholar, supported by a local co-promoter. The PhD degree is awarded by KU Leuven.
The award covers PhD research degrees in development-related topics.
The scholarship covers tuition fee, monthly allowance, insurance, travel costs, research allowance, etc. (See full list: https://www.kuleuven.be/global/global-development/funding-possibilities/research-possibilities/phdcalls/included)