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Money matters

An informed decision

One cannot discount the impact of the financial factor when deciding to study and/or work abroad. Moreover, students who want to study at Ghent University have to dispose of sufficient financial means to cover all expenses during the whole period of study.

Also, keep in mind that applying for a scholarship and applying for admission at UGent are two different things. Applying for funding does not imply that UGent has received your application as a student/researcher. And being granted funding does not imply that you have been accepted at UGent as a student/employee.

Below you find an overview of UGent funding possibilities and/or scholarship programmes.

Your own government may also offer scholarships for study and/or research abroad. Contact the appropriate authorities in your country.

Funding your studies

Funding your research (incl. PhD scholarships)

Tip: doctoral candidates with external funding are advised to have clear agreement with their supervisor on additional allowances for their research stay (cf. supervision allowance or bench fee).

There are many external websites offering a helping hand during your scholarship search:

Visa & travel


Other money matters