Information for students

 

Mobility from Belgium to Africa

Students from Ghent University Association can travel to Africa for

  • Research stay - within the framework of master or PhD research
  • Teaching - studying in Africa for one or more semesters
  • Internship
  • Volunteering

 

Research

  • Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from UGent can find funding for development-oriented initiatives in/on Africa (research, missions, conferences, guest lectures, or awareness-raising activities) through the UGent Global Minds Fund
  • Are you interested to set up a development-related project in Africa, check the University Development Cooperation agency
  • Bilateral research cooperation (grants for PhD research) with South Africa is promoted by the Flemish Agency for Scientific Research 
  • For the regular funding channels for PhD research, click here
  • Every faculty of Ghent University also has a specific Mobility Fund to support mobility for young researchers

 

Teaching

  • UGent students can spend some time at an African university - for study or fieldwork - within the framework of a bilateral agreement with Ghent University. Funding can be provided within this framework. Contact gap@ugent.be with any questions 
  • Students can also apply for a travel grant to do fieldwork in Africa

 

Internship

  • UGent students can contact their departmental internship coordinators to find out about internships in Africa
  • For general nformation on internships or traineeship, see het Vlaams stageplatform

 

Volunteering

 

General information

  • Check out JINT,  the Flemish knowledge centre for international youth mobility and international youth policy 
  • The University Centre for Development Cooperation (UCOS) is a recognised Belgian NGO which aims to strengthen the global citizenship skills among students in higher education
  • Kamiel helps you to deal with all kinds of administrative problems you might encounter when planning your international stay
  • Flanders Knowledge Area gives a lot of practical information to students who want to go abroad for study or internship

 

Mobility from Africa to Belgium

Opportunities provided by UGent

 

Opportunities provided locally

algeria

benin

egypt

gambia

ghana

ivory coast

kenya

malawi

morocco

  • l'Institut de Recherche pour le Développement gives interesting information for Moroccan scholars, such as an overview of all research institutes in Morocco. Scholars can get in touch with these individual institutes for more information

namibia

nigeria

senegal

south africa

swaziland

  • Click here for an overview of all research institutes in Swaziland, with possible avenues for funding. For more information, students should contact these individual institutes

tanzania

tunisia

uganda

zambia

  • Click here for an overview of all research institutes in Zambia, with possible avenues for funding

zimbabwe

  • The Research Council of Zimbabwe provides a limited overview of funding opportunities, and it gives you useful information on conducting research in Zimbabwe

 

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