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Study in Belgium: Ghent Masters Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries


Applications call for the Special Research Fund PhD Scholarships at Ghent University. Deserving and eligible doctoral students from developing countries are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom.

Brief description:

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

Host Institution(s):

University of Ghent in Belgium

Field(s) of study:

Eligible Master Grants programmes 2013-2014

International Master of Science in Rural Development
International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
Master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management
Master of Advanced Studies in European Law

Erasmus Mundus: Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Erasmus Mundus: European Master of Science in Nematology
Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology
Master of Science in Statistical Data Analysis
Master of Science in Photonics Science and Engineering
Master of Science in Textile Engineering

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering

+ 7 International Course Programmes (ICP)*

Master of Science in Aquaculture
Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
Master of Science in Food Technology

Master of Science in Nematology
Master of Science in Physical Land Resources
Master of Science of Nutrition and Rural Development

Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

*All residents from the VLIR-UOS country list can only apply for an ICP-scholarship (International Course Programme) and not for a Master grant.  Residents from Angola, Myanmas, Niger, Pakistan, Algeria, China and Namibië can apply for a Master grant.


Number of Scholarships:

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


Target group:

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



Scholarship value/inclusions:


The scholarship is in principle paid for the total duration of the studies.  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.



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.



Scholarship Application instructions:



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.  Your application will not be eligible if you cannot establish any connection with Ghent University.

The deadline for 2022/2023 is to be 1st February 2022 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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