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 programme taught in English.
Deadline and decision
There's no open call. Each programme (taught in English) proposes their top 3 applicants to the Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC). Decision will be taken May 18th 2017 by the CDC.
Who can apply?
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.
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.
The recommendations are based on:
- The qualifications of the applicant for the Top-up grant
- There is no strict age limit, altough 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 54 credits in the first master year.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.