Scholarship possibilities for candidates from Developing Countries

Master programmes

Top-up Grants (Masters)

Ghent University provides Master Grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.
The Master Grants provided by Ghent University do not exist anymore in the way we knew them the last years.
They have changed into the ‘Ghent University Top-up Grants’.

International Training Program (ITP)

VLIR-UOS finances International Training Programmes (ITP).

These are short-term training programmes, lasting one to four months.

The International Training Programmes are designed for people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience.

They aim at transferring knowledge and skills, and create the possibility for cooperation and networking.

Check the country list used for scholarships.

International Course Programme (ICP)

The International Course Programme (ICP) finances study programmes at Flemish Universities.

These courses, which result in the diploma master after bachelor, can also be attended by students with other financial means.

VLIR-UOS has launched the new call for scholarships for master programmes for the academic year 2021-2022. Candidates from 31 scholarship countries can apply.  More information can be found on the VLIR-UOS website.

These are the ongoing courses at Ghent University :

The outphasing courses are:

Important: it's not possible anymore to apply for VLIR-UOS scholarships for these courses, self-supporting students are still welcome to apply.

More information VLIR-UOS ICP


Research Back Packs

International Foundation for Science (IFS)

IFS supports young developing country scientists who have the potential for becoming the future research leaders and lead scientists in their nations. IFS helps young researchers with the start of their career and helps them to receive national and international recognition.