Ghent University Top-up Grants 215 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




Ghent University is inviting students from countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients list who wish to obtain a Masters degree at Ghent University commencing AY 2019-2020, to apply for the Ghent University Top-up Grants. Only Masters degree and Masters-after-Masters degree programmes are eligible for the scholarships. English taught Masters programmes are available in the following faculties:

  • Arts and Philosophy
  • Law and Criminology
  • Sciences
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Bioscience Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Political and Social Sciences

Commencing students for AY 2019-20 will have to apply for admission first, and the coordinator of each English-taught Masters programme at Ghent University will then propose his/her top 3 applicants to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC) for selection of the scholars.


Each year, 15 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship consists of an allowance of €654 per month and covers all-in insurance (health, civil liability and repatriation). Scholars receiving the Top-Up Grants will have to pay tuition fee as for EEA-students. They will also have to pay for their own airline tickets and visa costs

The Top-up grant is for a 2-year Masters degree, but the scholar needs to obtain at least 54 credits in the first year of the Masters programme.


Only new students who have been academically admitted to any of the English-taught Masters degree or Masters-after-Masters degree programmes, from countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients, are eligible to apply (see the Official Website for eligible countries). Applicants need to be in possession of a Bachelors degree when applying for a Masters degree programme and in possession of a Masters degree when applying for a Masters-after-Masters programme.

Only academically admitted students will be considered.

There is no strict age limit for applicants for the scholarship, but those below 40 years old are preferred. Applicants will also be assessed on the significance of the Masters degree programme for the country the student comes from, and on the validation of the knowledge in the student’s country.


There is no need to submit a separate application for the scholarships; applicants will be automatically considered based on their application for the Masters degree programme. Those who wish to emphasize their need for a top-up grant may contact the study program directly to explain why they should be placed on the shortlist of candidates for the top-up grants. Applications for admission for the Masters pr0grammes must be done online by 1 March 2019.

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