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KU Leuven PhD Scholarship in Belgium, 2017

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also known as KU Leuven or the University of Leuven, is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, international university that performs both basic and applied research. It is highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focused and committed to international excellence. She actively works on this together with its research partners at home and abroad.
KU Leuven is offering full-time scholarship to pursue a PhD research project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tom Toremans (Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven). The project is fully funded by the University of Leuven and runs for a period of 4 years.

The researcher will work in close collaboration with both junior and senior researchers at the Centre for Reception Studies and the Research Unit English Literature of the University of Leuven.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue full-time PhD programme at the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Study Subject: The successful applicant will participate in the project on ‘The Reception of Foreign Literatures in British Romantic Periodicals’.

Scholarship Award: Offer

  • We offer a full-time PhD position at KU Leuven (Campus Brussels).
  • The project is fully funded by the University of Leuven and runs for a period of 4 years. The starting date is 1 October 2017.
  • The successful applicant will pursue a PhD under supervision of Prof. dr. Tom Toremans (Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven)
  • The researcher will work in close collaboration with both junior and senior researchers at the Centre for Reception Studies and the Research Unit English Literature of the University of Leuven. S/he will be based at the Brussels Campus of KU Leuven.
  • The project provides funding for participation in international conferences, consultation of archives and other research activities

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant field, such as English, Western, or Comparative Literature
  • An outstanding academic record
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English
  • Additional knowledge of other languages (esp. French and German) is a plus
  • An aptitude for original, independent, and creative work, both individually and as part of a team

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant field, such as English, Western, or Comparative Literature.

English language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Additional knowledge of other languages (esp. French and German) is a plus.

Method of Application:

The mode of application is online. Applications should include:

  • A cover letter specifying why you are interested in the project and why your profile matches the position
  • A current CV
  • A writing sample (excerpt from thesis, article, etc) of max. 5 pages
  • A letter of reference

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: July 28, 2017.

For more info, visit Scholarship Link