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PhD Scholarship for International Applicants at Ghent University in Belgium, 2017


Scholarship Description: Ghent University is offering PhD Scholarship in Abrasive wear modelling for agricultural tools for the year 2017. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The aim of the project is to gain knowledge on abrasion process experienced by the wear parts in agricultural tools. The fundamental knowledge will be used further to study different materials and thereby ranking them for increased lifetime.

About University: Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Degree Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Scholarship is awarded in Abrasive wear modelling for agricultural tools.

Scholarship Benefits: The University offers a full-time PhD position in a high-level international team at the University of Ghent, including an attractive salary and benefits package. Most importantly, they offer the opportunity to do cutting edge scientific research in an international environment.

Eligibility Criteria: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:


  • A highly motivated candidate with a strong academic record and a master degree in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Equally important is that you show a true passion for technology and engineering.
  • Previous research experience and/or demonstrations of out-of-the-box thinking are a plus.
  • Since we are an international team, English is the main language and proficiency in written and spoken English is crucial.

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

Application Procedure: For more information about this job opportunity and submitting your application, please contact Prof. Patrick De Baets ( Please mention “PhD position in abrasive wear” in the subject line.

Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is June 30, 2017.

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