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FWO - Special PhD fellowship

General information on this scholarship

Special PhD fellowship
Other limitation: 
Previous/current employment: Must be permanently employed.

General Description

The special PhD Fellowship sponsors PhD students already in employment (but not employed in scientific research) and allows them to complete the PhD programme in one year. The scholarship award is equivalent to the beneficiary’s net salary for one year.


Applicants must be a Belgian national, or a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland. Applicants must have a Master’s degree. Applicants must already be employed and must have a temporary leave certificate for 1 year from their current employer. Applicants must not already be professionally employed in scientific research. Clinician are not eligible to apply for this special PhD fellowship.

Application deadlines

The following deadlines apply: