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, Chemists, Biotechnology students, other engineers and natural scientists.

Academic admission (and Letter of Admission) is given by the SINReM Selection Committee on 15th March 2020, 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.

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.

How to apply


EMJMD scholarship applications and non-EU student applications are open from October 1st 2019 – February 29 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 to be contacted by, we will guide you further.

You’ll need a PDF of your diploma (or certificate of enrolment if you are not graduated yet), transcript of records, passport, motivation letter, CV and two reference letters. All documents need to be in English.

Applicants need to legalize their diploma & transcript, only selected applicants will be required to send their documents within 15 days of the selection result. Make sure  your diploma & transcript are legalized before the selection result of 15 March 2020.

We do not review eligibility, transcripts, diplomas or credentials via e-mail, therefore please apply via the weblink.

Information about the legalisation of your diploma

Please legalize your diploma according to the correct legalization method for your country (click download for country list). You will be required to send us your legalized diploma and transcripts (original legalization seal on a copy of your English diploma) within 15 days after your selection. Make sure your diploma and transcripts are legalized before we request them.

Applicants that did not graduate yet may send us an English, unlegalized “certificate of enrolment” with expected graduation date, signed and stamped by a university official (registrar’s office or student services)

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.

Candidates who were selected for a scholarship will automatically receive an admission letter by the Registrar of Ghent University, in the name of the SINReM consortium if they wish to enroll.

Successful candidates who have been granted academic admittance must request a admission letter signed  by the Registrar of Ghent University, in the name of the SINReM consortium if they wish to enroll with own financial means.