Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree 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. 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 80€.
Deadline for new students: 24th of December 2013
Deadline for students who already have admission: 31st of March 2014
Decision will be in June 2014
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 the first year (minimum 60 credits)
The scholarship fee consists of:
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 €1000.
Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant.
*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, we suggest you to 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.
You have to have a bachelor degree when you submit your application.
Application files that do not comply with all eligibility criteria or submission requirements, will not be considered for selection.
The Council for Development Cooperation (COS or Commissie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from a working group of this Council.
The Council then proceeds to formulate well-founded recommendations to the Executive Committee of Ghent University.
The recommendations are based on:
For Ghent University it’s important that for this type of grants, the student will return to his/her home country upon their study and add to the UGent international network in developing countries. Therefore as a prerequisite we ask that you can demonstrate that the university of your studies, your current or your future employer already has a former or current relation with UGent. It’s an asset if this is in the field of your study, but if there’s already collaboration in another field, that’s also good.
In view of the extremely high number of Master Grant applications we normally receive, your application will not be eligible if there’s no relation at all. It’s up to the applicant to add documents or letters that support this institutional link.
General rules and guidelines
The application is to be made in English.
1. 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:
2. We will send you the application form by e-mail.
3. Send your completed application form together with all the required documents before the 24th December 2013 to the International Admission Desk. 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.