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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.

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

Study Subject: Grants are available to pursue the following programme:

Master programmes

  • European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics
  • European Master of Science in Photonics
  • International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology
  • International Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering
  • International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  • International Master of Science in Rural Development
  • Master of Science in Aquaculture
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Physics
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
  • Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering
  • Master of Science in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Geology
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Human Nutrition)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Rural Economics and Management)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development (Tropical Agriculture)
  • Master of Science in Physical Land Resources (Land Resources Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Physical Land Resources (Soil Science)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Materials Engineering
  • Master of Science in Textile Engineering
  • MSc in Business Engineering (Data Analytics)
  • MSc in Business Engineering (Finance)
  • MSc in Business Engineering (Operations management)
  • Master of Science in Business Economics (Accountancy)
  • Master of Science in Business Economics (Corporate Finance)
  • Master of Science in Business Economics (Marketing)
  • Master of Arts in African Studies

Master-after-Master programmes

  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance
  • Master of Laws in European Union Law
  • Master of Laws in International and European Law
  • Master of Laws in International Business Law
  • Master of Laws in Law and Economics
  • Master of Arts in Advanced Studies in Linguistics
  • Master of Science in Maritime Sciences
  • Master of Science in Marketing Analysis
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
  • Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Space Studies
  • Master of Science in Statistical Data Analysis
  • Master of Science in Integrated Water Management

Scholarship Award: The scholarship fee consists of:

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

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

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

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

Degree

  • 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.

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

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.

Developing Countries Scholarships

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

Application 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.

Scholarship Link

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The Boustany Astronomy Scholarship supports outstanding individuals keen to pursue research that will advance scientific knowledge of space and the universe. The Boustany Astronomy PhD Scholarship is granted once every three years, for a PhD course at The Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University.

Scholarship value: tuition and college fees; Travel and accommodation expenses related to the internship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications are open to outstanding and highly-meriting candidate from all nationalities that must have an excellent academic background.
  • Applicant must also fulfil the admissions requirements of the Institute and show exceptional ability and promise.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates may apply by sending a copy of CV with a photograph and acceptance letter from the University to: admissions@boustany-foundation.org (Reference ASTRONOMY).
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview with the Foundation. One candidate will then be awarded the Scholarship
  • Deadline for the submission of candidacy: 28th February 2019.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded during the month of April 2019.

The Boustany Foundation Internship

  • Successful scholars are expected to complete a 2 months unpaid internship with the Foundation.
  • Projects vary and are related to the Foundation’s activities or those of its partners.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses related to the internship are covered by the Foundation.
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Organization Boustany Foundation
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Astronomy
Fellowship amount Tutition-fees
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 28th February 2019
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The University of Amsterdam is offering UvA385 Grants for PhD candidates. Grants are available for pursuing PhD degree programme and other various purposes, such as a conference abroad or a business visit to colleagues in another country.

In 2017, the University of Amsterdam is celebrating its 385th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the UvA is introducing a new type of grant, the UvA385 Grant, which enables UvA PhD candidates to acquire international experience.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Grants are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Two-thirds of doctoral positions are in the fields of the natural sciences and medicine, and a third are in social and behavioural sciences, humanities, economics and law.

Scholarship Award:

  • The grants are intended to enable students to acquire additional international experience on top of their regular opportunities.
  • The grants are aimed at UvA PhD candidates approved by the Doctorate Board who are actively working on research.
  • A UvA386 Grant is worth up to €3000 per grant.
  • A minimum of 20 grants will be awarded, spread over two application rounds. More grants can be awarded if fund-raising proves successful.

Number of Scholarships: At least 20 grants of up to €3,000 each will be awarded during the first round of selections.

Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands or Abroad

Eligibility: UvA385 Grants are offered on top of existing regular opportunities. The launch of this new grant also forms the start of a fund-raising campaign being carried out by the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF).

Nationality: Students from Netherlands are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an master’s programme.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Netherlands Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted via the application form below. An application must contain the following:

  • Copy of the Doctorate Board’s decision regarding admission to the doctoral
  • A concise letter of motivation written by the PhD student that sets out the purpose and explains the relevance for their doctoral research and/or their career, and that shows that shows the enthusiasm and conviction needed to convince the committee that the grant will be well spent;
  • A recent CV;
  • A specific budget with an overview of income and expenses;
  • A general plan that shows that the grant will be awarded before September 2018;
  • A personal letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor which is individual to the PhD student. This letter is submitted separately.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 3, 2017.

Scholarship Link

During the four-semester astrophysics master program, students can develop the ability to think astrophysically and proceed methodically in both theory and practice. The program is divided into to parts: The first two semesters consist of lectures in basic astrophysics and advanced courses in physics, while students can also choose a specialized subject area. Building on the knowledge gained in the first two semesters, these abilities will be strengthened during a year-long research phase which is scheduled for the third and fourth semesters. During this stage, the master thesis shall be completed with accompanying colloquia, tutorials and seminars. The modular design of the master degree program in astrophysics allows the participants to study with emphasis in either experimental or theoretical topics. The primary goal of this course is to provide an overview into the deeper interconnections in astrophysics in a physical context.

Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees for this course. There is, however, a semester fee of 117 € for each student comprising a student services contribution (52 €) and a basic fee for public transportation (65 €).

Admission requirements

Candidates must hold a bachelor or Diplom degree (or equivalent) in physics, astrophysics or meteorology or another mathematical or natural scientific degree. They must also pass a special entrance exam.

Evidence of sufficient knowledge of English:

  • proven either by an university degree at an English-language institution of higher education
  • by a TOEFL total score of at least 80 points (iBT), or an academic IELTS overall band score of 6.5 points. (screenshot or scan of the test result is sufficient!)
  • No other proofs of sufficient command of English can be accepted.
  • If you are not able to provide your TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of application you may upload an informal petition instead on our online-tool which says that you are going to hand in your result after the application deadline via email. (There is no real deadline to hand it in later but we recommend to provide it until end of September).

1st Semester

  • Essentials of advanced Astrophysics  (9 ECTS)
  • Numerical or instrumental laboratory  (9 ECTS)
  • Lecture belonging to the field of statistics or to the field of QM (WT or Summer Term)  (6 ECTS)
  • Modern Physics  (6 ECTS)

2nd Semester

  • Astrophysical basic laboratory  (9 ECTS)
  • Advanced Seminar (“Hauptseminar”)  (3 ECTS)
  • Elective Lecture of Astrophysics with Seminar
  • (ST or Winter Term)   (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Lecture of Astrophysics with Seminar  (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Lecture of Astrophysics with Seminar  (6 ECTS)

3rd and 4th Semester

  • Research project preparation phase (30 ECTS –
  • attendant courses (24 ECTS),
  • attendant lecture (6 ECTS))
  • Master’s Thesis  (30 ECTS)

Check further details on University website