Belgium: PhD Scholarship in Educational Sciences at University of Antwerp.

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Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Educational Sciences. Title project: Ready for higher education? A longitudinal study of the influence of study choice process and academic integration process on study success in first year higher education
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Institute for Education and Information Sciences, research group Edubron.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Training and Educational Sciences, Educational Sciences or Pedagogical Sciences;
  • You can submit outstanding academic results;
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply;
  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy ( );
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative;
  • You are used to take up responsibilities, able to work autonomously and flexible, and possess good organisational skills;
  • You speak and write fluently in Dutch and have a good knowledge of English;
  • You have a passion for and experience in conducting educational research;
  • Experience in research in the domain of learning and motivation and in research methodology is an added value.

We offer

  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • The start date of scholarship will be October 1st 2013, November 1st 2013, December 1st 2013 or January 1st 2014;
  • A monthly grant amount ranging from € 2.124,11 – € 2.265,67;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment.


  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date August 11th 2013;
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel;
  • The interviews will take place from August 19th until September 13th 2013;
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from Robin Wynants (TEL 0032 3 265 31 41) or Ellen Huijer (TEL 0032 3 265 31 45);
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Vincent Donche (phone: 032654985, Vincent.donche(at)
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