Vrije University PhD Awards, Belgium 2022-23

For the academic year 2022-2023, Vrije Universiteit Brussel is happy to announce PhD Scholarships in Legal History and Construction History.

Candidates interested in conducting research on topics relating to the assessment of practical knowledge in cases of responsibility and negligence.

This Vrije Universiteit Brussel scholarship opportunity is specifically for international and domestic students doing a PhD at Vrije Universiteit Brussel Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architectural Engineering.

Winners will be chosen from students with a relevant MA qualification and will receive a stipend as well as other advantages such as transportation reimbursement, insurance, and discounted meals, among others.

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The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a self-governing and democratically run institution. It is a Dutch and English-speaking research university in Brussels, Belgium, that is ranked 201st in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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    The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a research university in Brussels, Belgium, that is both Dutch and English-speaking. Brussels Humanities, Science and Engineering Campus (in Elsene), Brussels Health Campus (in Jette), Brussels Technology Campus (in Anderlecht), and Brussels Photonics Campus (in Anderlecht) are the four campuses (in Gooik).

    The Free University of Brussels, founded in 1834 by Flemish-Brussels jurist Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen, was divided in 1970, resulting in the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He aspired to build a university free of the influence of the state and the church, where academic independence would be the norm.

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    The university is divided into eight faculties that carry out the university’s three main missions: education, research, and community service. Natural sciences, classics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering are among the branches of expertise covered by the faculties.

    Around 8,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students attend the university, which offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. It is also a research-intensive institution, earning it a ranking of 189th among universities globally. Its research articles receive more citations on average than those of any other Flemish university.

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel Scholarship Description

    • University or Organization: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    • Department: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architectural Engineering
    • Course Level: PhD
    • Award: Tuition fee and other benefits
    • Number of Awards: NA
    • Access Mode: Online
    • Nationality: International and Domestic
    • The award can be taken in Belgium.
    • Application Deadline: 4th July 2022 is the last day to apply.
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    Eligibility For Vrije Universiteit Brussel Scholarship

    • Eligible Countries: Students from all countries, including the host country, i.e., Belgium, are eligible to apply.
    • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architectural Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
    • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
    • Candidates with expertise in historical research and affinity for legal and/or institutional history. Affinity for construction history and architecture history is a plus.
    • The applicants must be having good editing skills, to be demonstrated by a sample of writing: a copy of the MA thesis and/or a research paper.

    How to Apply For Vrije Universiteit Brussel Scholarship

    • How to Apply: The applicants can apply for admission via the university portal. The scholarship application must be submitted online.
    • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
    • CV
    • Letter of motivation.
    • Highest degree transcripts.
    • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have an MA in History, MA in Architecture, MA in Architectural Engineering, or an MA in Law.
    • Language Requirement: The students must have a B2 level in English and must have fluent passive knowledge of both Dutch and French.
    • TOEFL iBT with minimum level: 79
    • IELTS with minimum level: academic module 6.5
    • ITACE with minimum level: B2
    • Cambridge English Qualification Scale with the following minimal level: 170

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel Scholarship Benefits

    The PhD candidates selected by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will be provided the following benefits:

    • Full reimbursement for home-work commute with public transport according to VUB-policy, or compensation if you come by bike
    • Cost-free hospitalization insurance
    • The space to form job content and continuously learn via VUB LRN;
    • Excellent facilities for sports and exercise
    • Ecocheques
    • Delicious meals at attractive prices in its campus restaurants
    • An open, family-friendly work environment where attention is paid to work-life balance, and exceptional holiday arrangements with 35 days of leave

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