Scholarship opportunities

Flemish University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) - full scholarships

ITC VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges in Flanders (Belgium) and the South looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. It provides a limited number of scholarships for students entering following two-year master degree programme at our Faculty:

The application and selection procedure of these scholarships is managed by ITC staff. You first need to apply for admission to the programme of your choice (see the "application procedure" section at the programme of your choice in the left hand menu).

Specific eligibility criteria for VLIR-UOS scholarships:

  • Applicants can be no older than 35 years at the time of application
  • Applicants need to be a national AND resident of one of the 29 scholarship countries at the time of application.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships

ERASMUS Mundus scholarships are available only for the following ERASMUS Mundus Joint Master Programmes:

  • SINReM - International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management
  • IMETE - International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
  • IMSOGLO - International Master of Science in Soils and Global Change

LPDP Full Scholarships

A cooperation agreement between Ghent University and Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) enables Indonesian students to complete a Master program study at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering with financial support of the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education, Ministry of Finance. The scholarship is available for Indonesian nationals only, no older than 35 years, and showing academic excellence and strong leadership skills.

Other full or partial scholarships

The following opportunities run independently from the programmes at the Faculty. This means that you need to apply separately for academic admission at our programme (with our Faculty) and for the scholarship (with the funding agencies/organisations providing the scholarship), according to their requirements and deadlines.
Some of these scholarships can be combined in order to fund your stay at our Faculty. For example, you could find a scholarship for one semester in Ghent, another scholarship for your internship, and another one to fund your thesis research abroad. It takes some energy and time on your part, but many of our self-sponsoring students work this way.

  • Flemish Government bilateral cultural agreements Scholarships
    Students from specific nationalities (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Quebec, Rumania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland) can obtain a scholarship for maximum one year of studying in Flanders. You need to apply at a Belgian Embassy in your home country.
  • Scholarships Master Mind (Flanders Knowledge Area)
    The Government of Flanders provides up to 45 Master Mind Scholarships to outstanding Master students from all countries. The application is managed by our faculty. You yourself cannot apply for this scholarship. Out of the admitted students, the Selection committee of the Faculty will select the most rewarding students and propose these to the Flemish Government, the funding partner. The students concerned will then be informed that they have been shortlisted.

Funding by (Semi)governmental agencies for specific target groups

(Semi-) Governmental and International Agencies and Organisations

  • ADB (Asian Development Bank)
  • AFDB (African Development Bank)
  • CEAO (Central Bank of West African States)
  • BOAD (West African Development Bank)
  • DBJ (Development Bank Japan)
  • IsDB (Islamic Development Bank)
  • World Bank
  • FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)
  • UNDP (United Nations Development Program)
  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

Other Agencies and Organisations

Other Announcements

  • U.S. Students: Ghent University is eligible as a so-called "Deferment Only" institution for the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs. U.S. students who have pre-existing U.S. Federal Student loans may qualify for a temporary suspension of the student loan repayment obligation (an “in-school deferment”) while attending Ghent University.
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