We welcome applications by students who want to obtain their own funding for a PhD study. If you are interested in joining us, please contact one of our professors with a statement of interest about your research, and the external scholarship programme (in Belgium, your own country, or an international funding programme) to which you aim to apply. Note that the University of Antwerp only offers PhD scholarships through project-specific vacancies which are advertised here.
The main funding agency for PhD fellowships in Flanders is the FWO with an annual deadline of 1 March. This call targets both fundamental innovative research, and strategic research aimed at applications. These calls are open to all EU and EEA students. Another possibility is the VLADOC scholarships for developmentally relevant projects (see the VLIR-UOS website).
A number of other possibilities for scholarships are listed on the Scholarships pages of the University of Antwerp.
For general information on the PhD programme, see the website of the Antwerp Doctoral School.