PhD Student Position in Computational Linguistics at Ghent University in Belgium, 2019

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In the context of a research infrastructure project, a scholarship is offered for a PhD student in the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at the Ghent University Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.

The successful applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary research collaboration between UGent and UHasselt (Expertise Centre for Digital Media).

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 07, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to study PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: SThe successful applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary research collaboration between UGent and UHasselt (Expertise Centre for Digital Media).
  • Nationality: Scholarship is available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarship is available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • • Master’s degree in a relevant field ((Computational) Linguistics, or Computer Science)
  • • Strong interest in language and speech technology
  • • Interested in research and having the intention to obtain a PhD degree
  • • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • • Eager to acquire new competencies and knowledge
  • • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, Java) •
  • The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team, and will be guided by advisors with a computer science/computational linguistics background (UGent-UHasselt) and with a background in dialectology/linguistics (UGent).

Application Procedure

How to Apply: The application in English should include

  • A motivation letter, summarizing the candidate’s background and capabilities, and describing his/her motivation for this position
  • Attested copies of education certificates, and a list of master courses with the grades obtained
  • An extensive CV • contact information (e-mail) of potential referees
  • Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Prof. Dr Veronique Hoste ( and Prof. Dr Miriam Bouzouita ( Application deadline: January 7th, 2019.
  • Contact persons for more information:
  • For general information about the Hercules project: Prof. Dr Miriam Bouzouita (Principal Investigator):;
  • For specifications about this post: Prof. Dr Veronique Hoste (

Scholarship Link

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