Going abroad after graduation

Almost graduated? An experience abroad may be worth considering. Whether you feel the need to continue studying, or to carry out an international internship or to conduct research; all of these possibilities are right there for you to explore.

Discover the international opportunities and financially supporting possibilities. Although the number of candidates often exceeds the available grants, don’t let this stop you from taking a serious chance. Keep a close eye on deadlines and procedures, and prepare your application carefully.

Beforehand, give your personal career goals a serious thought to underpin your choices and applications. This will  help you to move yourself forward to the next step in your professional career.

Wish to find out more about the possibilities of an experience abroad during or after graduation? The Welcome Abroad information sessions in October will give you first insights direction an unforgettable international experience.

Contact us via buitenlandnastudies@ugent.be.

To obtain a degree

Below you find some interesting funding possibilities for further academic study. Although sometimes timelines may be divergent, applications at universities and grant bodies are often run simultaneously. In some cases universities offer scholarships as well. It may be interesting to take a look at embassy websites for further information on scholarships for international students in the country concerned.

In Europe

Outside Europe

  • Fayat scholarship (in Dutch): Flemish international scholarship programme for talented Dutch speaking students with a Belgian national number or a BIS number


Gain extra assets such as professional experience, intercultural skills, foreign language knowledge, by an immersion in a different (working) culture, while building your international network, ... Highly recommended!

Research: going abroad during or after your PhD

You can start a PhD at Ghent University or consider to conduct research abroad with international resources. A combination of both is possible via the so called Joint PhD. In this case the doctoral degree is awarded by two or more (international) institutions, sharing the responsibilities of supervising, coordination and examining a researcher’s work towards a PhD degree.

International mobility during your PhD at Ghent University is also possible.