Ghent University Top-up Grants (Master’s Degree), Belgium

Designation/Position- Ghent University Top-up Grants

Ghent University invites application for Grants Top-up Grants master programmes for eligible and interested candidates

About- Ghent University provides Grants for English-taught master programmes to candidates from all countries on the OESO-DAC list, who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. In 2020 the call will only be open for new students applying for a master or master-after-master programme taught in English.

Research/Job Area- English-taught master programmes 



New students who wish to obtain a Master’s or Master-after-Master’s degree at Ghent University.


You have to have a bachelor degree when applying for a Master programme.
You have to have a Master degree when applying for a Master-after-Master programme.


You have to come from a country on the longlist of the OESO-DAC country list.

Job/Position Description- 

Each year, 10 scholarships can be awarded.

The scholarship fee consists of:

  • Allowance of € 1000 per month.
  • All-in insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation)

he coordinator of each English-taught master programme  proposes their top 3 applicants to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC).
Decision will be taken May 2020 by the CDC.

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 Top-up grant
  • There is no strict age limit, although 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

Selected students need to do their thesis at Ghent University. The Top-up grant is for 2 master-years, but the grantee needs to prove at least 50 credits in the first master year.

The airline ticket and visa costs are NOT included in the grant.
As a top-up grant student, you pay the tuition fee as for EEA-students.

How to Apply- 

You cannot apply yourself for this Top-Up Grant. There’s no application form to fill in.
The programme you would like to study at, decides which top-student applicant will be in their top 3 list. If you want to stress the need for such a top-up grant you can contact the study program to motivate why they should take you up in their shortlist of candidates. If you are on that list, you will get a notification of that.

There’s no open call for these grants, they are now incorporated in the normal application scheme to obtain admission.
Only academically admitted students will be considered.

The application for academic admission should be submitted before the 1st of March according to this procedure.

Last Date for Apply–  

The application for academic admission should be submitted before the 1st of March

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