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Ghent University scholarship for developing countries

Ghent University (GUM), Belgium, offers scholarships to applicants from all developing countries on the OESO-DAC list (over 100 countries), who wish to obtain a Master’s degree at Ghent University. The call is only open to new students applying for a Master’s program taught in English.

Ghent University is an internationally renowned Belgian public university. It was founded in 1817. Over the past 200 years, Ghent University has counted many scientists, ministers, and even Nobel Prize winners among its staff and alumni. It offers over 200 programs (including 70 master’s programs taught in English) and conducts extensive research in a wide range of scientific fields.

UGand is located in and around Ghent, Kortrijk, Bruges, and Ostend in Belgium.

LEVEL: Master, second Master (Master-after-Master).
DEADLINE: April 1st, 2023.
FUNDING: 1000 €/month + all-inclusive insurance.
APPLICATION: online – free of charge.
INSTITUTION: University of Ghent.
COUNTRY: Belgium.

For the academic year 2023-2024, Ghent University offers 10 scholarships. They include a stipend of €1000 per month and all-inclusive insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation). The scholarship is offered for two years.

Please note that as a scholarship student, you pay the tuition fees, but as a scholarship student, you will have to pay the same fees as European students and not international students. This fee is €947.20 per year, so you can simply pay it with the scholarship.

Airfare and visa fees are NOT included in the scholarship.

To be eligible for the Ghent University scholarship for developing countries, you must hold:

A Bachelor’s degree to apply for a Master’s program.
Or a Master’s degree to apply to a post-master’s program.
You must be a national of a developing country on the OESO-DAC list (over 100 countries). Priority is given to students from the first three columns of the country list. All African countries are included in this list.

Seventy (70) master’s programs taught in English are available for a scholarship at Ghent University for developing countries. The latest overview of these master’s programs can be found in the online course catalog:

You cannot apply for the Ghent University scholarship yourself. There is no application form to fill out. The program in which you wish to study decides who will be shortlisted for the scholarship.

If you wish to insist on such a scholarship, you can contact the coordinator of the study program to explain why they need to put you on their shortlist of candidates. If you are on the shortlist, you will be notified.

There is no open call for the Ghent University scholarship, it is integrated into the normal application scheme of any Master’s program. However, in the application for a Master’s program and under the heading “Financial means“, you should mention “Complementary scholarship”.

When applying, you will be asked to upload the following documents

A legalized copy of your diploma and its transcript.
A translation of these documents in Dutch, French, German, or English, made by a sworn translator.
A copy of your passport.
If you are a refugee: an original letter attesting to your refugee status.
Proof of proficiency in Dutch / English, depending on the program you are applying for. This document must be presented at the latest at the time of registration.
Attach any document that may add value to your application.
If you have not yet graduated by the deadline, please attach the following additional documents:

  • An official statement from your school/university confirming your expected graduation date and the exact name of the degree to be awarded.
    Your most recent transcript.
  • After your application is accepted, you will receive a letter of admission. This letter allows you to apply for a visa and accommodation in the residences of Ghent University.

The deadline to apply for a Master’s program of your choice at Ghent University for the academic year 2023-2024 is Saturday, April 1, 2023.