Ghent University Master Grants for Students from Developing Countries 2015

Ghent University Master Grants for Students from Developing Countries 2015

Deadline: May 28, 2015

Ghent University offers Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. The grants 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. The scholarship consists of an insurance, 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€.

Scholarship Value

Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded. The master scholarships are awarded for the duration of the studies, aiming at the delivery of a Ghent University diploma after max. 2 years of study. The scholarship is 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 60 credits.

The scholarship fee consists of:

  • Allowance of €1000 per month.
  • One-time only installation fee of €500
  • Insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation)
  • Yearly reimbursement of the tuition fee with a maximum of €105

Warning: 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 €8000 e.g. certain Erasmus Mundus programmes.

Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant.

Programmes

  • International Master of Science in Rural Development (external link)
  • International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
  • International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (external link)
  • LLM in International and European Law (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
  • 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)*

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

Eligibility

  • You should have a very good command of the English language.
  • You should have a bachelor degree at the time of application
  • Your country is on the UGent Country List for Master Grants 2015-2016.pdf 
  • Applicants who already received a Master Grant in the past, are not eligible.

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.

For more information, visit Ghent University Masters’ Grant.

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