Research funding


Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action


This programme provides funding for doctoral students who wish to prepare their PhD in cooperation with the University of Liège. The two universities, Hasselt and Liège, provide funds to co-finance two doctoral scholarships leading to a joint PhD degree (two separate diplomas, referring to the collaboration). Hasselt University provides funding within the BOF Doctoral Fund - Reserve Fellowships programme for these personal fellowships leading to a joint doctorate in cooperation with the University of Liège. The fellowships have an initial duration of two years and are renewable for a second period of two years after a positive mid-term review, on the basis of the doctoral student’s progress report and the advice of the Doctoral Committee.

Two fields are chosen every year within which applications can be submitted.

  • 2016: Law and Economics / Applied Economic Sciences
  • 2017: (Interior) Architecture and Interdisciplinary Research in Bio(Medical) Sciences
  • 2018 and 2019: to be determined

All prospective doctoral students (regardless of gender, age and nationality) who wish to prepare a doctorate within the defined field in cooperation with the University of Liège are eligible, provided that they can enter into a scholarship contract for PhD scholarship holder.

Proposals are submitted on the application form by the prospective doctoral student together with a promoter associated with Hasselt University, who can act as promoter (cf. section 9 of the UHasselt doctoral regulations) and a promoter associated with the University of Liège (ULg). Applications must be submitted simultaneously to Hasselt University ( and ULg ( Both promoters must attach their CV to the application.


  • 1 April 2016 – 5 pm
  • April  –  June 2016: discussion in the Research Councils of Hasselt University and ULg
  • July 2016: announcement of selection

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