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2014-2015 Ghent Master’s Scholarship for Developing Countries

Ghent University in Belgium is offering master’s scholarship grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at the University. The grants are available for 19 master programmes at Ghent University.

They are awarded for the duration of the studies with a maximum of 2 years. In case of a two-year-programme the scholarship will only be paid for the full term if the student successfully completes the first year of the programme.

Worth of Grant

  • The scholarship consists of an allowance of 1000 euro per month, an installation fee of 500€ and a refund of the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80€.
  • maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded per year.
  • in case of increased tuition fee for the master’s programme, Ghent University will only reimburse the refundable part. Fees vary according to the programme and can be up to €1000.
  • Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant

Eligible Courses Master’s Grant (open to everyone, see link to list below)

  • International Master of Science in Rural Development(external link)
  • International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
  • Master of Advanced Studies in European Law(external link)(external link)
  • Erasmus Mundus: Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation(external link)
  • Erasmus Mundus: European Master of Science in Nematology(external link)
  • Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology(external link)
  • Master of Science in Statistical Data Analysis(external link)
  • Master of Science in Photonics Science and Engineering(external link)
  • Master of Science in Textile Engineering(external link)
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering(external link)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering(external link)
  • Master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management(external link)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering(external link)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering(external link)
  • Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering

+ 7 International Course Programmes (ICP) (Only Residents from Angola, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, Algeria, China and Namibia can apply for a Master Grant the programs below).

  • Master of Science in Aquaculture
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
  • Master of Science in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Nematology
  • Master of Science in Physical Land Resources
  • Master of Science of Nutrition and Rural Development
  • Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

Eligibility

  • Only Residents from Angola, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, Algeria, China and Namibië can apply for a Master Grant for an ICP program.
  • If your country is not on this list, check the ICP scholarship of VLIR-UOS.
  • Exception: ICP-students already in their first master and resident of the VLIR-UOS country list do can apply for the master grant.
  • Applicants, who already received a Master Grant in the past, are not eligible.
  • Applicants must have a very good command of the English language. Check the language requirements

For the Masters programme

  • Applicants whose countries are listed on the Master Grants country list can apply.

For International Course Programmes (ICP):

  • Applicants whose countires are listed on the  VLIR-UOS country list can apply for the VLIR-UOS scholarship instead. You cannot apply for a Master Grant.
  • Your country is on the Master Grants country list ICP and not on the VLIR-UOS country list?
    You can apply for one of the 7 ICP’s.

How to apply

  • The application is to be made in English.

Procedure for new students applying for following programmes:

  • Master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management
  • Master of Advanced Studies in European Law
  • Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Statistical Data Analysis
  • Master of Science in Photonics Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Textile Engineering
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Send an e-mail to admission@UGent.be with the following information

Title of your e-mail: Admission – Master Grant 2014-2015
Content of your e-mail:

  • Your first and last name (surname) separately
  • Your complete postal address
  • Date and place of birth
  • The programme you are applying for
  • A confirmation that you have read, understood and accept the admission requirements

An application form will be sent to you by email.

Send your completed application form together with all the required documents to the International Admission Desk before the approved deadline in December 2013. Postmark date will serve as proof.

If the outcome is successful, the International Admissions Desk will forward the application and letter of admission to the Department of Research Affairs.

Once the Department of Research Affairs gets your application from the International Admissions Desk, you will be informed by e-mail.

Application for students already in their first Master at Ghent University

Send an e-mail to developmentcooperation@UGent.be with the following information before the deadline for the 2014/2015 session (usually in March):

  • Your full name
  • The complete postal address
  • The date and place of birth
  • The programme you are applying for
  • A scan of your admission letter
  • A confirmation and an application form.

For  students already having official admission to Ghent University

Send an e-mail to developmentcooperation@UGent.be with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • The complete postal address
  • The date and place of birth
  • The programme you are applying for
  • A scan of your admission letter

A confirmation and an application form will be sent to you

Selection criteria

The recommendations are based on:

  • The qualifications of the applicant for the master grant (this also implies that the chances of overly qualified candidates might increase).
  • Students who successfully follow the first year of a Master Grant programme at Ghent  University may have a higher chance of selection.
  • There is no strict age limit, altough applicants below 40 years are preferred.
  • The significance of the master’s programme for the student’s country.
  • Validation of the knowledge in the student’s country.
  • The student’s nationality (see nationality).
  • The motivation of the applicant.

Deadlines: The Ghent Master’s deadlines are December 24, 2013 (new students) and March 31, 2014 (students with admission)

Click here for details about applying for this scholarship

Click here for a link to the list of eligible countries