Admission & applying

Academic requirements

To study on the SINReM MSc, a Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in science or engineering with a combined 15 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics and 10 ECTS in chemistry, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised University or Engineering College is required.

Diploma suitability is considered during the application process and subject to approval of the SINReM selection committee.

The SINReM Master programme is particularly suited for (but not limited to): Chemical Engineers, Environmental Scientists and Engineers, Mining engineers, Geologists, Mineral & Materials scientists, Bioscience Engineers, Biotechnology students & other engineers and natural scientists.

Academic admission (and Letter of Admission) is given by the SINReM Selection Committee on 12th March 2019, based upon the strength of the academic profile and motivation. The full application procedure needs to be completed in order to be granted admission by the SINReM Selection Committee. As soon as the selection result is known, all students that are accepted onto the programme receive their Letter of Admission.

Scholarship Nominees are announced no later than 1st April 2019.

English Language requirements




6,5 overall score with a min. of 6 for writing

Mode of instruction (Certificate of English proof proficiency issued by home university of min. 60 credits successfully)

Only for nationals of: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Academic admission is required before starting the programme. Academic admission will be granted based on the admission requirements. Scholarships will be granted based on the admission requirements and an evaluation by the SINReM selection committee. ERASMUS scholarship students are notified on 1st April 2019.

During the application process, it is within the responsibility of the candidate to provide all documents to show that they meet the admission requirements. In addition to the previous criteria and due to the entrepreneurship-orientated focus of SINReM, the entrepreneurial spirit of the candidates will be taken into account during the selection process. Please consider this in your motivation letter.

How to apply

Application closing dates

EMJMD scholarship applications and non-EU student applications are open from 1st October 2019 – 29th February 2020.

EU-student and AVSA scholarship applications are open until 1st June 2020.

Applications for intake 2020 open on 1st October 2019.


  1. Register here.
  2. Complete the online application and wait for confirmation to proceed to step 3.
  3. Send a paper version of your only your legalised diploma & legalised transcript of records by post or courier to the SINReM secretariat (not via e-mail).

We require an original legalisation seal (see below) of an English copy of your transcript and diploma (legalise as one bundle), no exceptions allowed.
Students that are graduating in the Summer of 2019 are also able to apply with a certificate of graduation or certificate of enrollment.
Retrieval of documents can be done via (we will send your documentation back).
We do not review eligibility, transcripts, diplomas or credentials via e-mail, therefore please apply via the weblink.


For online application

  • Scholarshipseeking students & non-EU citizens: 1st March 2019
  • EU students: 1st May 2019

Paper documents may arrive later, but online applications need to be completed before the deadline of 1st March 2019.

Information about the legalisation of your diploma

Belgian Embassy

Legalise an English copy of your diploma at a Belgian Embassy in your country



Obtain an original apostille seal on an English copy of your diploma at the appropriate authorities


Certified Copy

A certified true copy means: an English copy of your diploma that was certified by the awarding university (with stamp or signature) or by a power of law (notary)


Scholarship selection process

To award the “fee waivers” and scholarships, all students will be ranked based on the evaluation of their application by a SINReM scholarship selection committee.

To set up the scholarship ranking, this selection committee take into account not only previous achievements, motivation (including entrepreneurial spirit) and references, but also the scientific background of the applicants, as the SINReM programme aims to work on multidisciplinary projects with a diversity of students having different backgrounds.

Successful candidates who have been granted academic admittance will receive a letter of admission, signed by the Registrar of Ghent University, in the name of the SINReM consortium. All students will be notified of their academic admission by receiving a Letter of Admission.

Scholarship nominees are announced on 1st April 2019.

To retrieve your documents in case of refusal or withdrawal:

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