Institute of Development Policy

PhD programme

The Institute of Development Policy (IOB) offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies administered by IOB and granted by the University of Antwerp. It also cooperates with the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) at the University of Antwerp to offer disciplinary PhD programmes in the field of development. 
The IOB PhD programme is related to the research agenda of IOB. Inevitably, IOB can only offer high quality guidance to a limited number of PhD students and therefore adheres to a strict policy in considering and accepting applications. 

IOB will consider applications from candidates, provided they have already secured the (self)finance for their PhD and provided they convince us that their research project fits within the research agenda of a senior academic staff member of IOB. Spontaneous applications without funding and the approval of an IOB supervisor for their PhD project will not be considered. The Antwerp Doctoral School helps PhD students complete the PhD process successfully and prepares them for their careers by means of tailor-made doctoral programmes.

Chair of the IOB Doctoral Commission: Marijke Verpoorten

For further information & application requirements, please contact the administrative PhD coordinator