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VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (VUB)

OAS - VUB PHD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM




The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to pursue Ph.D research at the VUB in Brussels, Belgium.

Announcement OAS-VUB 2015



ABOUT THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (VUB)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a dynamic and modern university with two parkland campuses in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Education and research are of very high quality. VUB’s research teams are internationally recognized in many disciplines of fundamental and applied research. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally renowned research institution with many opportunities for doctoral projects.

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SUMMARY OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OPEN/CLOSE +-



PROGRAMS:

Ph.D. candidates may pursue research in following faculties and departments:

  • Arts and Philosophy
    • Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
    • Department of Philosophy and Ethics / Rhea, Centre of Expertise in Gender, Diversity and intersectionality
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
    • Department of Educational Sciences
    • Department of Sociology and Political Science
    • Department of Technology and business Operations of Manufacture
  • Economic and Social Sciences
    • Department of political Science & RHEA Center of Expertise Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality
    • Department of Sociology
    • Department of Business Technology and Operations
  • Law and Criminology
    • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Law
    • Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism Research Group
    • Department of International and European Law
  • Medicine and Pharmacy
    • Department of Hematology & Immunology
    • Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Diabetes Research Center
  • Physical Education and Physiotherapy
    • Department of Sport Policy and Management
    • Department of Human Physiology
    • Department of Movement and Sports Training
  • Science and Bio-engineering Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry
    • Earth System Sciences
    • Department of Computer Science
  • Engineering
    • Department of Applied Physics and Photonics
    • Department of Electronics and Informatics
    • Department of Electro and Energytechnics
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Materials and Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science
    • Department of Computer Science

Please note that the diploma awarded at the end of the research will be based on faculty in which the research is conducted, the PhD degree and the topic of the research.

MODALITY:

Onsite in Brussels, Belgium

LANGUAGE:

English

DEADLINES:

Scholarship application deadline: April 1st , 2015

DURATION:

4 years

BENEFITS:

Program cost which includes:

  • Application and tuition fee
  • Supervisor bench fee
  • General Health Insurance
  • Coverage for Repatriation
FINANCIAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF AWARDEES:
  • Immigration fees
  • Research expenses and study visit
  • Settling-in fees
  • Living expenses
  • Round trip airfare
  • Visa charge

These above expenses shall be the sole and exclusive responsibility of the scholarship recipients.

Candidates may wish to contact the scholarships desk in their country, other scholarship programs, employer, academic institutions, and agencies regarding possible additional funding to cover the costs not provided by the scholarship.


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DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY OPEN/CLOSE +-



Review List of Supporting Documents
Review List of Research Topics and supervisors
Submit Scholarship Application Form
Information about the cost of living expenses in Brussels
New Visa Regulations


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IMPORTANT DATES OPEN/CLOSE +-


April 1st 2015 Deadline to apply to the OAS/VUB Scholarship Program
May 4th 2015 Official Announcement of Selected Candidates
May 15th 2015 Deadline to accept or to decline the OAS/VUB Scholarship
September 30th 2015 Registration deadline at the University
October 1st 2015 Begin of research in Belgium

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CONTACT INFORMATION

VUB Contact

Applicants can contact the VUB International Relations and Mobility Office for more information on the Ph.D. scholarship program: international.relations@vub.ac.be

OAS Contact

Applicants can contact the OAS Department of Human Development and Education for more information on the Ph.D. scholarship program and the scholarship application at OAS_VUBpgrm@oas.org

For more information about the university, the Ph.D. programs and studying in Brussels, please view the following brochures:

To learn more about the scholarship application process, please see Announcement OAS-VUB 2015.

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