KU Leuven Global Minds PhD Scholarship Program 2023/24

KU Leuven is pleased to announce outstanding scholars from institutions in the Global South to apply for the KU Leuven Global Minds PhD Scholarships 2023/24 with the aim of supporting the ideal candidate to carry out a 4-year PhD research.

The scholarships are offered to outstanding proposals addressing a development-related research topic, preferably linked to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Scholarship Sponsors: KU Leuven

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded

Host institutions: KU Leuven

Scholarship Worth: See the scholarship benefits (below)

Number of awards: Enough

Level of education: Master’s degree (PhD)

Nationality: international students

Recommended: Ku Leuven International Masters Scholarships 2022-23 to study in Belgium

KU Leuven Global Minds PhD Scholarships 2023 | ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for Global Minds PhD Scholarships, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be citizens of one of the countries listed in the list.
  • The applicant’s last master’s degree must have been awarded no later than ten years before October 1, 2023.
  • The research project must be of excellent academic quality, with particular emphasis on the developmental relevance of the proposal.
  • The research project must have a clear timetable indicating how the research periods at KU Leuven and the home institution will alternate.
  • The candidate must be officially affiliated with a home country university.

Scholarship benefits

  • Full tuition waiver
  • 100% of the assistant’s net salary (approx. 2199 euros/month)
  • Four return tickets in economy class.
  • Belgian social security
  • Health, professional and accident insurance
  • supervision allowance

See also: Belgian Government Graduate and Training Scholarships (ARES) 2023

Application Procedures

How to apply: Interested applicants for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarships 2023 should follow them 2-step application procedures. First the candidate must be admitted to a doctoral or pre-doctoral program. Second, once this acceptance is obtained, the candidate can apply for the KU Leuven Global Minds Doctoral Scholarship.

Applications are submitted using a digital application.


  • The candidate’s resume, using the Europass format
  • Candidate’s bibliography, utilization This format
  • The local partner’s CV
  • The research proposal (maximum 6 pages)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two letters of recommendation from external, relevant referees.

Application deadline: April 29, 2023.

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