Global Minds PhD Scholarship for Moroccans from KU leuven University in Belgium 2020

Deadline : 15 Jan 2020

Nonprofit organization: KU Leuven University

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Study level: Postgraduate

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Global Minds PhD Scholarship for Moroccans from KU leuven University in Belgium 2020

KU Leuven university announces its global minds PhD scholarships in the university for 2020.


  1. The applicant must be a citizen of one of the countries included in the VLIR-UOS scholarship country list.
  2. Candidates who have citizenship of the EU will not be selected. The same applies to applicants with a long-term EU residence permit.  
  3. The candidate's latest Master’s degree must have been awarded no more than ten years prior to 1 October 2020 (including the ongoing calendar year).
  4. The candidate must have been awarded an academic grade equivalent to High Distinction or higher. Degrees obtained with a final score equivalent to second class second/lower division will not be taken into consideration.
  5. The research project must be of excellent academic quality, with a special focus on the development relevance of the proposal.
  6. The research project must have a clear time frame that indicates how the research periods at KU Leuven and at the home institution will alternate.
  7. The candidate must be formally affiliated to a university in the home country as an employee. In case the candidate has no such affiliation yet, You are eligible to apply to this scholarship program but will only be granted the scholarship once such an affiliation is obtained. 
  8. Candidates who are already enrolled as PhD-students at KU Leuven and who are financed by KU Leuven are not eligible for this program. 
  9. Candidates who have been employed before in an EEA country other than Belgium are not eligible for this scholarship. They may be eligible for the PhD Scholarships for Researchers from the South though.
  10. The candidate must demonstrate a development-oriented motivation.
  11. The candidate must be supported by a KU Leuven promoter.
  12. The candidate must be supported by a local co-promoter at his/her home university.
  13. The candidate must be supported by excellent recommendations provided by relevant referees.
  14. The candidate has read and agreed to the Regulations, Obligations, and Conditions for Terminating the GM PhD Scholarship.
  15. Candidates are asked not to submit their application unless it fulfills the conditions enlisted above. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into consideration; no exceptions will be made. 


  • The scholarship will cover your tuition fee. 
  • You will have affiliation with a Belgian Health Insurance Company.
  • You will have airline tickets ( One per year ).
  • The scholarship will cover the supervision allowance and research allowance while you are in Belgium.

About the Katholieke Universiteit:

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (in English: Catholic University of Leuven), B abbreviated KU Leuven, is a research university in the Dutch-speaking town of Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. It conducts teaching, research, and services in the sciences, engineering, humanities, medicine, law, and social sciences.

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Host Country: بلجيكا

Eligible Country: Morocco


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