Ghent Masters Scholarships for International Students from Developing Countries

Brief description:
Ghent University provide postgraduate Masters scholarships to international students from developing countries who wish to study in Belgium and obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.

Host Institution(s):
University of Ghent

Number of Scholarships:
Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.

Target group:
The scholarships are for international students from developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF).

Scholarship value/inclusions:
The scholarship consists of an allowance of €1000 per month and the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80€. Once you get an intstallation fee of 500€. 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.

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 (minimum 60 credits).

Field(s) of study:

Faculty of Sciences
• Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (Erasmus Mundus) (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Nematology
• Erasmus Mundus – European Master of Science in Nematology (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Physical Land Resources
• Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
• Master of Geology
• Master of Statistical Data Analysis
• Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

Faculty of Engineering
• International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Textile Engineering
• Master of Nuclear Engineering (Acceptance to the programme is based...

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
• Master of Aquaculture (ICP)
• Master of Environmental Sanitation (ICP)
• Master of Food Technology (ICP)
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Human Nutrition (ICP)
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Rural Economics and Mana...
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Tropical Agriculture (ICP)
• International Master of Rural Development (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management (Higher tuition fee)

Applicants for master’s programmes should already have obtained a bachelor degree when they submit the application.

The applicants must come from and should be nationals of one of the developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF). 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.

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.
Applicants who already received a Master Grant in the past, are not eligible.

IMPORTANT: You must demonstrate that the university of your studies, your current or future employer has a relation with Ghent University (former or current). For example: staff exchange, research projects, publications, etc.

Scholarship Application instructions:

The deadline for scholarship applications is 23 December 2011 for new students. It is important to read the admission requirements and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ugent.be/en/research/devcooperation/mastergrants.htm


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Michael C. Agu said…
Helo prof. Thank you so much for the helpful information you provide on you blog.

I hold an offer to study for Master of Geology degree at Ghent University....I had to defer it till 2012 due to lack of funds. I am applying for the UGent grant currently (as I am qualified for it). I truly wish to find out if there are any charity-spirited individual, group or organisation interest in georesources, renewable energy and/or environmental management that can help offer me a study grant/ scholarship.

This will help me live my dream of curbing environmental neglect and degradation in Nigeria to the fullest.

Best regards
Michael C. Agu
Abuja, Nigeria