Scholarships

There are a scholarship opportunities offered by the Belgian or Flemish government or Ghent University to finance your studies. Note that competition is very fierce and that you need to fulfill many application requirements. Applying for a scholarship is no guarantee to obtain one!

Application for the scholarships (VLIR-UOS scholarship, the Flanders Knowledge Area Master Mind scholarships and the UGent TopUp Grant) can be done directly via the online application form of Ghent University. There are IMaNema tuition fee waivers available and can be awarded to students who have shown strong motivation and good study results.

We strongly advise you to apply for other sponsorships (education ministries of your country and scholarshipsportal) too. There is no need to contact us asking for other scholarship opportunities besides those listed below.

VLIR-UOS scholarships

Check the VLIR-UOS website for more details about eligibility criteria and consult the ICP scholarship call 2022 for more information. Applicants can be no older than 35 years and need to be a national and resident of one of the 29 scholarship countries at the time of application.

Apply for the scholarship via the online application form.

Deadline online application is 1 February 20xx; hard copies for official admission 1 April 20xx. Selected candidates are shortlisted by the Nematology Educational Committee and informed by 1 March 20xx and the final selection by the Ghent University Scholarship Board is communicated by May 20xx.

Warning:

VLIR-UOS found out that a person in Uganda, under the name Anthony Kigozi, promotes scholarship opportunities related to or financed by VLIR-UOS (and sometimes Makerere university). He claims being in charge of selecting scholarship candidates in collaboration with VLIR-UOS, or sometimes with other agencies that grant scholarships. VLIR-UOS has no connection with this person and did not assign this person in any possible way.

Please note that:

  • applications must be submitted directly to the Flemish universities (in Belgium) and not to any local intermediary body or person in partner countries
  • no payments are required to apply, either in Belgium or in Uganda
  • persons who claim that certain fees should be paid in the context of submitting an application for a VLIR-UOS scholarship, do this in their personal name and in violation of VLIR-UOS rules. VLIR-UOS takes formal distance from those people and their practices
  • the only valid information about VLIR-UOS scholarships and application procedures is the information on the VLIR-UOS website or on the website of the Flemish universities and university colleges.

UGent TopUp Grants for candidates from developing countries

Ghent University provides TopUp Grants to candidates from all countries on the OESO-DAC list, who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.

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

The scholarship fee consists of a monthly allowance of € 650 and all-in insurance (health, civil liability, repatriation). Airline ticket and visa costs are not included in the grant.

Apply for the scholarship via the online application form.

Deadline online application is 1 February 20xx; hard copies for official admission 1 April 20xx. Selected candidates are shortlisted by the Nematology Educational Committee and informed by 1 March 20xx and the final selection by the Ghent University Scholarship Board is communicated by May 20xx.

More information can be found here.

Flanders Knowledge Area Master Mind scholarships

Flanders Knowledge Area offers up to 45 scholarships for full degree students for minimum 1 year to outstanding master students from all countries. More information can be found here.

Apply for the scholarship via the online application form.

Deadline online application is 1 February 20xx; hard copies for official admission 1 April 20xx. Selected candidates are shortlisted by the Nematology Educational Committee and informed by 1 March 20xx and the final selection by the Ghent University Scholarship Board is communicated by May 20xx.

Exchange students

Students of our partner universities (see below), can follow IMaNema one semester or year as an exchange student. This mobility does not result in a degree from Ghent University. There are several funding opportunities by the European Erasmus+ programme. Please contact us if you are interested.

  • Bonn University - Germany
  • North West University - South Africa
  • Nanjing Agricultural University - China
  • Wageningen University - The Netherlands