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 (BOF@uhasselt.be) and ULg (ARD@ulg.ac.be). 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