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The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium is offering 10 PhD scholarships in Life Sciences. The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians, currently not living in Belgium.

VIB mission is to conduct frontline biomolecular research in life sciences for the benefit of scientific progress and the benefit of society.

Created in Belgium in 1995 at the initiative of the Flemish government, VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) is a unique example of a non-profit support structure for a particular scientific domain working towards both excellence in research and transformation of the results of such research into economic growth.

Deadline:15 February 2017
Study in:Belgium
Providers:The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Course Level:

PhD

Fields of Study:Scholarships are provided in the field of Life Sciences.
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Scholarship Award: Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2017.

Eligibility:

  • Nationality: The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians, currently not living in Belgium.
  • University degrees: Candidates should hold a university degree, or satisfy equivalent requirements, which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree, or equivalent, in life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology), physics, engineering, chemistry, or related fields. In general, this implies that the applicant has a Masters degree. Applicants, who have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline, can also apply, but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than 2 months after the selection interviews. Medical students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree can also apply after completion of their M.D. exams. Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE), but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the GRE codes of the University of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or Ghent. VIB will not reply to inquiries regarding the GRE.
  • Age: Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline.
  • Language: English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore, candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English, such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application, but should you have TOEFL test results, please adds these to your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program, please use the TOEFL codes of Ghent University, the K.U.Leuven, the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the TOEFL.

Nationality: International students (non-Belgians) can apply for the scholarships.


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