Who can apply
The programme aims to attract PhD researchers with an interest in the doctrinal analysis of international economic analysis, possibly in combination with other areas of law such as public international law, human rights or EU law. Research projects that span doctrinal analysis of law and related theoretical or conceptual inquiries, such as the constitutionalisation of the WTO, democratic legitimacy, the theory of legal reasoning or distributive justice, are equally invited.
Applicants should have a first degree in law or a significant number of credits in law and should have obtained a first degree with an average equivalent to a B+ in the Anglo-Saxon system. Applicants must have a demonstrated potential for high-quality scholarly work with a good proficiency of English and submit a research proposal within the thematic focus of this doctoral programme outlining the research questions, methodology and novelty in light of pre-existing literature with a bearing on the main research question.
Fees and application procedure
The fees for the academic year 2012-2013 amount to 12.000 € and cover full tuition and research costs for a period of three years. There is no differentiation between EU and non-EU students. The fees are to be paid in two instalments: € 4000 before the registration and € 8000 following the successful completion of the first year, the conversion year (which will determine whether the candidate is suitable to proceed to full doctoral status).
Candidates must supply a statement of financial viability from their financial institution indicating that they have sufficient funds to cover the programme and living costs.
include all the documents mentioned in the checklist on the last page of this form.
All applications should be made on the relevant application form and
Applications with original signatures and stamps should be sent to
Mrs. Mieke Briels
Administrative coordinator International Mobility
Antwerp University, City Campus
Venusstraat 23, room S.V. 024
Tel: +32 3 265 58 57 Fax: +32 3 265 59 83
by April 30th of each year. Non-European applicants are advised to send in their applications before 15 March in order to ensure a timely obtention of a visa. The programme starts in September.
Upon your aaceptance in the programme, you are requested to pay a non-refundable pre-registration fee of €400, covering administrative costs.
This fee will be deducted from your tuition fee of the first year (€4000 - €400 = €3600)
This payment must be made by bank transfer to the following bank account number:
· IBAN-code : (BE46 7350 0799 7636) (payment in Belgium: use735-0079976-36)
· BIC-code: KREDBEBB (KBC)
· Name bank: Rubens KBC-toren
· Address bank: Eiermarkt 20, B-2000 Antwerpen
· Universiteit Antwerpen – GIEL programme
· Reference: PA201103/GIEL/2012-2013/ pre-reg/your family name/your given name
. For all transactions costs must be borne by sender
The proof of payment needs to be faxed or scanned ASAP to Mieke Briels (coordinates on the application form). Upon reception of this proof of payment, you will receive your official letter of acceptance to use for your visa application.