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Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (Ghent University)
Belgium
www.itc.ugent.be
Coupure Links 653 ---- 9000 Gent

The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering is one of the 11 faculties of Ghent University

The faculty is strongly dedicated to international education, welcoming an average of 350 international students from 100 different nationalities each academic year, on a total amount of almost 3000 students. Each year we welcome at least some Philippine students and a considerable amount of South East Asian students in total. 

The focal research topic of the faculty is the living matter in all its diversity.The research domains are clustered around Natural Capital, Sustainable Primary Production, Food and Health, Green Chemistry, Bio-Economy, Clean Environmental Technology, Biotechnology and Data-Analysis. Our research excellence is the basis of top-quality education and high international rankings.

The faculty of Bioscience Engineering of UGent is top 12-ranked for Agricultural Sciences (QS Ranking, NTU Ranking, Shangai Ranking) and positioned 51 for Life Sciences according to the Times Higher Education Ranking. Alumni of our international master programmes get a broad range of career options as entrepreneurs, policy makers and research experts.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
FIELDS OF STUDY
AC
Accounting
AF
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery
AR
Archeology
AB
Architecture and Building
AS
Astronomy
BO
Biology
CH
Chemistry
CO
Communications
CS
Computer Science
CA
Culinary Arts
EC
Economics
ESS
Economics & Statistical Sciences
ED
Education
ET
Engineering and Engineering Trades
ES
Environmental Sciences
FA
Fashion
FI
Finance
GE
Geography
HS
Heritage Sciences
HP
Hospitality
IR
International Relations
JI
Journalism and Information
LG
Languages
LW
Law
MG
Management
MP
Manufacturing and Processing
MK
Marketing
MS
Mathematics & Statistics
MC
Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Technology
MSD
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry
MS
Molecular Sciences
ONPR
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology
PA
Performing Arts
PH
Pharmacy
PH
Philosophy
PY
Physics
PS
Political Science
PS
Pyschology
RT
Religion and Theology
SB
Social and Behavioral Science
SO
Sociology
SS
Soil Science
TT
Travel and Tourism
UM
Urban Planning & Land Management
VA
Visual Arts
VD
Visual Design (Graphic Design)
ZO
Zoology

Programmes Offered

Symbols & Programme Name PROGRAMME Degree Level Duration Tuition

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery

AF
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery
International Master of Science in Rural Development (Erasmus Mundus) Masters 2 years € 9.000

Engineering and Engineering Trades

ET
Engineering and Engineering Trades
International Master of Science Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (Erasmus Mundus) Masters 2 years € 12.000

Soil Science

SS
Soil Science
International Master of Science in Soils and Global Change (Erasmus Mundus) Masters 2 years € 9.000

Zoology

ZO
Zoology
International Master of Science in Health Management in Aquaculture (Erasmus Mundus) Masters 2 years 9.000

Environmental Sciences

ES
Environmental Sciences
International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (Erasmus Munsus) Masters 2 years € 9.000

Environmental Sciences

ES
Environmental Sciences
Master of Science in Environmental Science and Technology Masters 12 years € 5.687

Soil Science

SS
Soil Science
Master of Science in Physical Land Resources Masters 2 years € 933

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery

AF
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery
Master of Science in Aquaculture Masters 2 years € 5.687

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery

AF
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery
International Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development Masters 2 years € 5.687

Student Life

The faculty is located in the city of Ghent: a charming, medieval, multi-cultural city with 300.000 inhabitants and home to 77.000 students. 45,000 of those are students of Ghent University, of which our faculty is part.

The city centre of Ghent is a low emission zone with car-free parts and Ghent is a worldwide forerunner in the promotion of sustainable food. In Gent you see a lot of bikes. 

Ghent is located in the heart of Europe, half an hour by train from the Belgian capital Brussels. From Brussels you travel in two hours to Paris and London by train and you fly to most of the European capitals in less than two hours.

Living exepenses in Gent are approximately 850 euros a month. Fortunately, we offer many comprehensive scholarships to cover all study and living costs. 

 

 

 

FAQs

1. Are there scholarships available?

Yes, many.

We offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships for 5 of our programmes, for which all nationalities are eligible: SINReM, IMRD, IMSOGLO, AquaH and IMETE.

We also offer VLIRUOS scholarships for 3 of our programmes. The Philippines is on the country list of VLIRUOS and therefore Philippine students are eligible for these scholarships. 

 

2. What are the criteria to get selected for a scholarhsip? 

- Good overall marks

- Meeting the admission requirements (language and academic background)

- Sometimes your nationality matters (cfr. supra)

 

3. Can I apply for several programmes simultaneously?

It depends. If you want to apply for a scholarship, than this is the framework:

  • For a programme with VLIR scholarships: you are only allowed to submit 1 VLIR scholarship application per year.
  • For a programme with Erasmus Mundus scholarships: You are allowed to submit multiple applications but can only be awarded 1 scholarship per year.

If you dont want to apply for a scholarhip, you can hand in an unlimited number of applications.

 

1. Questions 

Any question you might have can be directed to applications.itc@ugent.be 

2. Scholarships 

Five of our International master Programmes are Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programmes, for which comprehensive scholarships are available for all nationalities. In addition to Erasmus Mundus scholarships, we offer VLIR scholarships for three of our master programmes and EIT Raw Materials AVSA scholarships for one of our programmes.

More scholarship options are available.   

3. Language requirements 

Language requirements differ a bit per programme. Please consult the webpage of the programme of your interest! 

4. Application 

Applications will be open from 1 October 2020 onwards. The application deadline for non-European and scholarship seeking students is 28 February 2021. You can apply by clicking on the programme of your choice and follow the steps.