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Scholarships and fees

Programme participation cost

6,000 euro per year

for European students (EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland)

12,000 euro per year

for non-European students

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.


SINReM manages two types of scholarhips. The scholarships are awarded by the SINReM Student Selection Committee, based on the strength of the academic profile and motivation.

Erasmus Mundus scholarship (up to 49,000 euro)

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 49,000 euro for the full 2-year programme. The programme participation cost is included in the scholarship.

The student receives 1,000 euro/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 budget of up to 3,000 euro/year (European students: 1000 euro/year) and an instalment fee of 1,000 euro payment (only for non-European students) is also provided.

All nationalities can apply.

EIT AVSA scholarship (partial scholarship of 15,000 euro)

The EIT RawMaterials AVSA scholarship is a partial scholarship up to a total of 15,000 euro 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 (EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland) receive a partial waiver for the programme participation cost down to 2,000 euro/year.

The student receives the scholarship in allowances of 1,500 euro/month starting in March of the first year of studies as support for housing, travel and general subsistence.

All nationalities can apply.

Total cost for self-funding students

The estimated total cost of the SINReM programme for self-funding students is approximately 39,000 euro for European students (EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland), and 53,000 euro for non-European students.

The estimated total cost includes the programme participation cost, travel costs to/from/within Europe, and living costs of around 1,000 euro per month.

When applying for a student visa, you will have to prove your solvency (i.e. sufficient means of subsistence).

Scholarship selection

To award scholarships and academic admission to the SINReM programme, all submitted application files will be reviewed by the SINReM Student Selection Committee, 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), 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 for the SINReM intake September 2024, will be notified by e-mail in April 2024.

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 prior to the start of the programme.

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 Committee will not be changed unless the applicant can prove that the Committee made an objective mistake during evaluating the candidate.