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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

VIB International PhD Scholarships in Life Sciences

Overview

VIB is offering eight PhD scholarships for international life sciences students. VIB is a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium. With more than 1200 scientists from over 60 countries, we perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life.

VIB is an excellence-based entrepreneurial institute that focuses on translating basic scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. VIB works in close partnership with four universities − UGent, K.U.Leuven, University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is funded by the Flemish government. VIB develops and disseminates a wide range of science-based information about all aspects of biotechnology.

Apply now to kick-start your scientific career in a centre of excellence in the heart of Europe, backed by first class research facilities and training in our multidisciplinary, international scientific community. VIB scientists work at the frontlines of molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, structural biology, plant systems biology, genetics, biochemistry and microbiology.

Selected candidates will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €23.500 and are expected to start in October 2012.

Admission requirements and conditions VIB International PhD Program

Before applying for a scholarship in the VIB International PhD Program, make sure you are eligible for the program. The admission requirements are listed below.

Nationality

The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians, currently living abroad.

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, which will take place in May 2010.

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 either the University of Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or Ghent.

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 nonetheless highly recommended. 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 either Ghent University, the K.U.Leuven, the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


Research projects

Below you find the list of Ph.D. research projects that are selected for the VIB International Ph.D. Program 2012. Don't forget to mention the correct project number on your application form.

http://www.vib.be/en/training/international-phd-program/Pages/Research-projects.aspx

How to apply

Please follow carefully the different steps during the preparation stage and final submission stage of your application. Use English in all the documents.

Step 1 - Requirements

Step 2 - Select your projects

Select the projects of your interest from the list of research projects.

Step 3 - Download and complete the Application Form

Download theApplication_Form (MS-Word, 0,5 MB). Complete the file
according to theApplication_Guidelines (MS-Word, 0,5 MB).
Make sure all required paragraphs are completed. Save the document, titled “your-name–VIB-PhD-Program-2012”.

Step 4 - Submit the Application Form and scans of degrees and certificates

Upload the completed Application Form and the other documents before 15 February 2012. Your application will be processed according to the VIB International PhD selection procedure.
Have a copy ready of your:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Bachelor degree
  • Masters degree (if applicable)
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • GRE certificate (if applicable)
  • Transcript of marks (academic records)
submitform.jpg

Step 5 - Collect recommendations

Download theCandidate_Evaluation_Letter (MS-Word, 0,5 MB). Contact two scientists/colleagues who can judge your potential as a Ph.D.-student. Ask both of them to:
  • complete the Candidate Evaluation Letter
  • write a letter of recommendation for your application
  • send both documents to the VIB International PhD Program Committee
VIB
Program Committee VIB International Ph.D. Program
Rijvisschestraat 120, B-9052 Ghent
Belgium
FAX: +3292446610
Email: internationalphd@vib.be
The letters of recommendation are confidential and are an essential part of your application. It is your responsibility to contact your referees and to ensure that they write to us before the deadline for applications on 15 Feburary 2012.
Please note that we will not be able to process your application without the letters of recommendation.

Downloads:




Contact

International PhD Program
VIB International Ph.D. Program
InternationalPhd@vib.be
Rijvisschestraat 1209052 GENT
BELGIUM
phone: +32 9 244 66 11
fax: +32 9 244 66 10
http://www.vib.be/en/training/international-phd-program/Pages/default.aspx



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