Applying for a PhD?

We always welcome applications by students who want to obtain their own funding for a PhD study in line with the existing topics, alone or in cooperation with other universities or companies. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us with a statement of interest about your research, and the scholarship programme to which you aim to apply.
Note that the University of Antwerp only offers PhD scholarships for specific research projects; these will be advertised in our job opportunities section.

The main funding agencies for PhD scholarships in Flanders are

  • FWO with an annual deadline of 01/02, which is open to all EU and EEA students.
  • FWO-SB  with an annual deadline of 15/09 for PhD projects with an applied component.
  • VLAIO Baekelandmandaat in collaboration with an industrial partner

Open sollicitations are very  welcome as well and 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.