How to proceed?

1 PhD = 1 research topic + 1 supervisor + 1 fundingt


Find a research topic Get to know the research unit Check the admission conditions Apply!
Find the research topic that interests you from the non-exhaustive list offered by the research units of UMONS.You will get a taste of what you will be able to find within the UMONS research institutes and units and what suits your profile. Inform yourself about the interests of the unit that caught your attention.Contact one of the supervisors and propose your project. Check the admission conditions on the UMONS Registration Office page to ensure you have all the required qualifications and documents. Apply! There are likely many sources of funding for your research project. The DAVRE is at your disposal to help you identify the most suitable funding option.
Three possible ways to achieve your PhD:

There are three possible ways to achieve your PhD:

  • By funding it yourself
  • By being awarded funding (research project grant)
  • By accepting a research assistant position
Sources of Funding

In addition to funding your PhD yourself or by working as a research assistant position, there are several funding options to support you during your research (grants, research projects).

Key dates for funding opportunities :

  • February : FNRS fellowship (basic research)
    • 2-year grant renewable once.
  • June : UMONS grants (applied and basic research)
    • 4-year grants
  • September : FRESH scholarships (applied research in human and social sciences) – FRIA (applied research with applications in industry or agriculture) of the FNRS
    • 2-year scholarships renewable once.