Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.
During its meeting of 23rd May 2001, the Ghent University Board of Directors decided that special measures would be taken to provide postgraduate scholarships to candidates from Developing Countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.
In 2016 the call will only be open for students already in their first Master year at Ghent University.
Course(s) Offered: Any approved field
Course Level: Postgraduate (diploma, masters)
Provider: University of Ghent
Country to Study in: Belgium
Eligibility (Who Can Apply?)
Students already in their first master year of one of the below mentioned programmes at Ghent University.
The following should apply for candidates to be eligible:
1). Degree: You should already have obtained a bachelor degree when you submit your application.
2). Nationality: You may apply for a Masters programme (or an International Course Programme, ICP) if you are a national of one of the developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF) (or the VLIR-UOS country list respectively). Priority, however, will be given to the categories on the country list with the lowest levels of development and income. Priority will also be given to students applying for an ICP-programme whose country is not on the VLIR-country list but on the UGent list.
Please note that if your country is on the VLIR-UOS country list, you should apply for the VLIR-UOS scholarship instead. See the VLIR-UOS Masters and VLIR-UOS Training Scholarships.
3). Language and proficiency: The application is to be made in English. The applicant should have a very good command of the English language. Click here to see the requirements.
Citizens of Developing countries (in both the EU and non-EU)
University of Ghent (Universiteit Gent) in Belgium
Field(s) of study
The grants are available for the following Master programmes at Ghent University:
Number of awards
Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.
The masters scholarships are awarded for the duration of the studies, aiming at the delivery of a Ghent University diploma after maximum 2 years of study. The scholarship is in principle paid for the total duration of the studies. In case of a 2-year study programme, the 2nd year will be paid upon successful completion of the first year.
In 2016, Ghent University will only reward scholarships to students already in their first master year at Ghent University, following a 2-year Master programme taught in English.
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 105€. In case of increased tuition fee for the master’s programme, Ghent University will only reimburse the refundable part. Airline ticket and visa costs are carried by the student.
Method of Application
Application depends on whether you are a NEW student who have not applied before (your course of study is taken into consideration during the application), OR whether you are already in a first Masters course at UGent, OR students already having official admission. For 2016, only applications from students already in their Masters course programme will be attended to.
For the complete application details, including General rules and guidelines for a successful application, please visit the official website (link to it is found below).
Call will be open from 1st of February till April 15 2016.
Decisions will be announced half May 2016.
Applicants who already have received a Master Grant in the past, are not eligible.
Application Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes