PhD Fellowship in Department of Biotechnology at Ghent University in Belgium, 2019

Scholarship Description:

The Ghent University is inviting applications for PhD Student Fellowship for those who have Master degree in Bioscience Engineering, Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering from one of the countries of the EU, the EER or Switzerland.

The goal is to both examine fundamental aspects of transporter enzymes like their specificities towards different substrates and catalytic properties and at the same time develop platform systems for advanced export in synthetic biology systems. Suggestions by the candidate related to these topics are highly appreciated. The PhD Fellowship fundamental research is the most important funding channel to prepare young and promising researchers to complete their PhD.

Host College/University:

The Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Degree level:

Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Field of Study:

Fellowship is awarded within the Department of Biotechnology.

Scholarship Award: 

  1. Net scholarship amount: minimum € 1,897.76
  2. Fixed bench fee: €3,720 per year


  • Fellowships are available to students from EU, the EER or Switzerland.
  • For the funding limited number of fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium.

Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarships are highly competitive and require strong input from the candidate. Hence, we are looking for a candidate eager to obtain a PhD and fascinated by research in an academic set-up.

Please see other requirements below:

  • You have a master degree in Bioscience Engineering, Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering from one of the countries of the EU, the EER or Switzerland.
  • You have obtained this degree with at least ‘distinction’ (cum laude), and no longer than 3 years ago calculating from 01/03/2019.
  • You have not previously received a FWO fellowship (not even in part).
  • At the beginning of the fellowship (November 1st, 2019), you have no more than 18 months of scientific experience.
  • Experience with molecular biology and microbiology is essential
  • Experience with industrial biotechnology or biochemistry is a plus
  • Being fluent in English is essential, knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • You proved to have scientific maturity and independence
  • You are creative, can think out of the box and have a pioneering spirit
  • You are able to deal with failure
  • You are a team player

English Language Requirements: 

Being fluent in English is essential; knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Applying procedure Instructions:   

How to Apply: Please check the detailed eligibility criteria at the FWO website yourself before applying for this position. Non-eligible candidates will not get a reply.

If you are an eligible candidate, are enthusiastic about this subject and are interested in joining our BioPort team, please send your motivation letter and CV(including study results, thesis research topic, contact information of possible referee persons and a recent picture of yourself) to Prof. Dr. ir. Inge Van Bogaert ( before December 15th, 2018. Please use the reference Application_START.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

December 15, 2018.

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