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 Namur. The two universities, Hasselt and Namur, 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 Namur. 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.

All prospective doctoral students (regardless of gender, age and nationality) who wish to prepare a doctorate in cooperation with the University of Namur 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 Namur (UNamur). Applications must be submitted simultaneously to Hasselt University ( and UNamur ( Both promoters must attach their CV to the application.


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

More information
Hasselt University contact person: Lieve Tulleneers