Ghent University Top-Up Grants for International Students in Belgium, 2017

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The new Ghent University Top-up Grants is an offer for all new students from least developed Countries, low-income countries, lower middle-income countries and upper middle-income countries. Grants are available to pursue the master or master-after-master degree programme taught in English.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Master programmes

Master-after-Master programmes

Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant.

Number of Scholarships: Each year, a minimum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

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


College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must have a bachelor degree when applying for a Master programme

English language Requirements: To be able to determine the proficiency of someone’s knowledge of Dutch or English, Ghent University uses the Common European Framework Reference for Foreign Languages. There are six foreign language proficiency levels and is a basis for the recognition of language qualifications.


Students have to come from a country on the long list of the OESO-DAC country list.

What is the study subject?:

Grants are available to pursue the following programme:

The necessary course level:

Grants are available to pursue master or master-after-master programme taught in English.

How much is the scholarship award?:

The scholarship fee consists of:

Criteria to be eligible:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

How to apply this scholarship?:

You cannot apply yourself. The programme you apply for selects a maximum of 3 top-students.

Deadline: There’s no open call. Each programme (taught in English) proposes their top 3 applicants to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC). The decision will be taken May 18, 2017, by the CDC.

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