University of Ghent Belgium Scholarships for Masters Degree Students from Developing Countries

Master Grants for students from developing countries

Course(s) Offered: Any approved field
Course Level: Postgraduate (diploma, masters)
Provider: University of Ghent
Country to Study in: Belgium

Scholarship Description
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.

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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing countries (in both the EU and non-EU)

Participating Institutions
University of Ghent (Universiteit Gent) in Belgium

Field(s) of study
The grants are available for the following Master programmes at Ghent University:
  1. European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics
  2. European Master of Science in Photonics
  3. International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology
  4. International Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  5. International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
  6. International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering
  7. International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  8. International Master of Science in Rural Development
  9. Master of Science in Aquaculture
  10. Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  11. Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  12. Master of Science in Biology
  13. Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  14. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  15. Master of Science in Chemistry
  16. Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  17. Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering
  18. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  19. Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering
  20. Master of Science in Engineering Physics
  21. Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
  22. Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering
  23. Master of Science in Food Technology
  24. Master of Science in Geology
  25. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  26. Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
  27. Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Human Nutrition)
  28. Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Rural Economics and Management)
  29. Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Tropical Agriculture)
  30. Master of Science in Physical Land Resources (Land Resources Engineering)
  31. Master of Science in Physical Land Resources (Soil Science)
  32. Master of Science in Sustainable Materials Engineering
  33. Master of Science in Textile Engineering
  34. MSc in Business Engineering (Data Analytics)
  35. MSc in Business Engineering (Finance)
  36. MSc in Business Engineering (Operations management)
Number of awards
Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.

Sponsorship duration
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.

Scholarship benefits
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

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