Master Grants for students of developing countries at University of Ghent in Belgium, 2014/15

 

Study Subject(s): Grants are provided in the field of;
-International Master of Science in Rural Development, International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering, 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, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Technology for Integrated Water Management, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
-7 International Course Programmes (ICP) for Angola, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, Algeria, China and Namibia students: 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 and Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management can apply for a Master Grant for an ICP program. If your country is not on this list, we suggest you to check the offered by the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Eligibility: Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.
-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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Including Nigeria
Scholarship Description: 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€.
Number of award(s): Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.
Duration of award(s): Grants will be offered for maximum of 2 years.
What does it cover? The grant 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€.
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.
Notification: Decision will be made in June 2014.
How to Apply: Applicants have to send an e-mail with some personal details. They receive an e-mail of confirmation and an application form. Then they have to send a copy by post (the procedure slightly differs for new and already admitted students and each subject).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline for new students are: 24th of December 2013.
-Deadline for students who already have admission is: 31st of March 2014.
For more information on application and others, visit the link below.
http://www.ugent.be/en/ research/funding/devcoop/master-grants/mastergrants.htm

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