Study Costs and Funding

Because the ETF only receives limited government funding for research, there are annual costs of study associated with the doctoral program. The tuition fees are determined annually and can be found in the Education and Examination Regulations. Most doctoral students at ETF fund their PhD studies with their own means.

Candidates with an excellent research profile who are prepared to conduct their research while living in Belgium are encouraged to submit an application to the the Research Foundation – Flanders. For more information, please contact our Policy Advisor for Research, Maria Verhoeff.

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Students who are accepted in our doctoral program can apply for scholarships from various funds. Students from developing countries are encouraged to apply for a scholarship through Langham Scholarships and ScholarLeaders International.

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Residential PhD students can be funded directly or indirectly by the ETF and function as assistants within the department in which they are doing research. In addition, ETF has a number of internal funds which can be used to meet shortcomings regarding, tuition fees, study books and publications, among other things. The George and Dora Winston Fund, named after the founders of ETF, is aimed at students of Belgian nationality. The John Hus fund was established for talented students from Eastern and Central Europe. Students from the region of the Middle East and North Africa can apply to the Augustine fund.

More information can be obtained from the academic secretariat.

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