April 8

Ghent University Top-up Grants


Ghent University provides Top-up Grants to candidates from all countries on the OESO-DAC list, who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. In 2017 the call will only be open for new students applying for a master or master-after-master program taught in English.

Grant value

Each year, Ghent University offer a minimum of 10 scholarships.

  • Allowance of €650 per month.
  • All-in insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation)

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

Ghent University Top-up GrantsEligibility

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

  • You have to have a bachelor degree when applying for a Master program.
  • You have to have a Master degree when applying for a Master-after-Master program.
  • Nationality
  • You have to come from a country on the longlist of the OESO-DAC country list.
  • 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 the 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 program for the student’s country.
  • Validation of the knowledge in the student’s country.
  • Selected students need to do their thesis at the University. The Top-up grant is for two master-years, but the grantee needs to prove at least 54 credits in the first master year.

How to apply?

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

Grant Link







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