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Master Grants for students from developing countries

Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. In 2016 the call will only be open for students already in their first Master year at Ghent University. 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 105€.

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Deadline and decision

Call will be open from 1st of February till April 15 2016.

Decisions will be announced half May 2016.

About the Master Grants

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

In 2016, Ghent University will only reward scholarships to students already in their first master year at Ghent University, following a 2-year Master programme taught in English.

The scholarship fee consists of:

  • Allowance of €1000 per month.
  • One-time only installation fee of €500
  • Insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation)
  • Yearly reimbursement of the tuition fee with a maximum of €105

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 €8000 e.g. certain Erasmus Mundus programmes.

Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant.

Which programmes?


Who can apply?

Students already in their first master year of one of the above mentioned programmes at Ghent University.


You have to have a bachelor degree when you submit your application.


If your country is on the LIST OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES , you can apply for the Master Grant. If not, you will not be eligible.


Selection procedure

Eligibility check

Application files that do not comply with all eligibility criteria or submission requirements, will not be considered for selection.

Selection Committee

The Committee for Development Cooperation makes a selection of the applications based on the recommendations obtained from a working group of this Committee.

The Committee then proceeds to formulate well-founded recommendations to the Executive Committee of Ghent University.

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)
  • 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 motivation of the applicant.
  • The results of the first semester at Ghent University


How to apply?

From the 1st of February 2016, you will find here a link to the online application form.

You will need to upload your admission letter of Ghent University and the results of your first semester at Ghent University.