Fees & scholarships

Programme costs

For European Students (EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland) the programme participation cost is EUR 6,000/year.

For Non-European nationalities the programme participation cost is EUR 12,000/year.

The programme participation cost covers the institutional tuition fees, insurance and participation in all teaching activities of the programme, including lab courses, excursions, and master thesis project.

Scholarships

There are two types of scholarships available for the SINReM Master Programme.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships up to EUR 49,000 for all nationalities. The programme participation cost is automatically paid from the scholarship.
EIT AVSA scholarships, partial scholarships up to EUR 13,500 (all nationalities). European students receive a partial waiver for the programme participation cost down to EUR 2,000/year.

The scholarships are awarded by the SINReM Selection Committee, based upon the strength of the academic profile and motivation.

Erasmus Mundus scholarship

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship is a full scholarship that includes the programme participation cost, a monthly allowance and travel costs up to a total of EUR 49,000 for the full 2-year programme. The programme participation cost is automatically paid from the scholarship.

The student receives EUR 1,000/month allowance as support for housing and general subsistence. European students do not receive this monthly allowance when staying in their home country.

A further travel allowance of up to EUR 3,000/year (European students: EUR 1000/year) and an instalment fee of EUR 1,000 payment (only for non-European students) is also provided.

All nationalities can apply.

EIT Raw Materials AVSA scholarship

The EIT Raw Materials AVSA scholarship is a partial scholarship up to a total of EUR 13,500 for the full 2-year programme. The programme participation cost has to be paid by the student and is not included in the scholarship. European students receive a partial waiver for the programme participation cost down to EUR 2,000/year.

The student receives the scholarship in allowances of EUR 1,500 starting in June of the first year of studies as support for housing and general subsistence.

All nationalities can apply.

Scholarship selection

To award scholarships and academic admission to the SINReM programme, all submitted application files will be reviewed by the SINReM Student Selection Commiteee, with representatives from all partner universities. Admission and scholarships are awarded based on meeting the academic and language requirements, and motivation.

To set up the scholarship ranking, the Student Selection Committee takes 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.

Applicants who are selected for admission and/or a scholarship, will be notified by e-mail before 15th April 2021.

Selected applicants will receive an Admission Letter by the Registrar of Ghent University, necessary for enrollment to SINReM.

All students participating in the SINReM programme will need to sign the Student Agreement, which can be found here.

Feedback and appeal

Each year, more than 500 application files are submitted for the SINReM programme. The admission criteria are clearly listed on this website and no exceptions are made. Every year, only 25-30 scholarships can be awarded so scholarship application are very competitive.

The Student Selection Committee with representatives of all participating universities screens all files and award the scholarships based on objective criteria.

If you would not agree with the outcome of the Student Selection Committee, an appeal can be filed to sinrem@ugent.be.  The decision of the Committe will not be changed unless the applicant can prove that the Committee made an objective mistake during evaluating the candidate.

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