Brussels School of International Studies


The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

7 November 2017

Open to PhD students of all nationalities

We are delighted to announce that we are calling for applications for two doctoral scholarships to students starting in September 2018.


At the Brussels School, we provide research supervision on a wide range of topics across Law, Politics and International Relations. The School has a tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students and our vibrant research culture attract students from all over the world who conduct interdisciplinary research. We offer doctoral degrees in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political and Social Thought, International Conflict Analysis and Law. We advise all interested applicants to identify a potential supervisor from the list of Brussels School of International Studies academic staff. Click for details of the research interests of our staff.

Candidates must hold a good Master’s degree at high merit or distinction in a relevant subject (relevant subjects include, but are not limited to: Anthropology, Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Political Geography, Political Science and Sociology).

The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants.

How to Apply

To be eligible for these scholarships, candidates must make a formal application for postgraduate research study at the University of Kent. Applications to the University can be made online. For a complete application, we require a 3,000 word research proposal, transcripts from both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and two academic references. A CV and motivation letter is also recommended.

Applicants should ensure they select 'Brussels' as the campus of study and to also inform the Admissions Officer of their intention to apply by emailing

The Scholarship

The scholarships cover the full cost of the fees and include a stipend at a rate equivalent to the Research Council rate (2018 rate yet to be confirmed.)

For more information, please contact the Brussels Admissions Officer, Michael Sewell on

Deadline for application: Friday 19th January 2018, 17:00.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. This can take place in person at BSIS or via Skype and interviews are likely to take place in March. Further details will follow.

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