2009/10/21

Scholarship in Ghent University, Belgium for Study 2010-2012 (VLIR-UOS)

VLIR-UOS (Flemish Interuniversity Council – University Development Cooperation) is responsible for managing and making policy on the university development cooperation funds of Belgium’s Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC).

The study programme comprises two years of study, with courses as: Aquatic Ecology; Biology of Aquatic Organisms; Fish Culture Techniques; General Aspects of Aquaculture; Microbial Ecology and Environmental Sanitation; Physiology of Aquatic Organisms ; Technology of Fishery Products; Algae Culture; Aquatic Farm Management Training; Mollusc and Crustacean Culture; Aquaculture and the Environment; Larviculture and Larval Food Production ; Applied Statistics; Management in the Aquaculture Industry; Aquaculture Genetics; Diseases in Aquaculture etc. Subject to the Faculty’s approval: elective courses to a total amount of 15 credits, to be chosen from a list of courses from UGent and the partners of the European Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries: National University of Ireland, Cork; Wageningen Universiteit en Research Centre; Universidade do Algarve, Institutt for fiskeri- og marinbiologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet; Uniwersytet Warminsko – Mazurski w Olsztynie. Subject to motivation max. 5 credits of the 15 can be chosen from all other programmes of UGent.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to holders of a bachelor’s degree in exact or applied sciences, equivalent to at least three years’ university studies or a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering or any related area. Holders of other degrees must follow extra courses. Every application will be carefully examined individually. Some background in aquaculture is recommended.
The applicant must be proficient in the language of the course or training programme, i.e. English. Command of the English language is a very important criterion for admission. With the exception of those who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) issued by an institution officially recognized by the Flemish Government, applicants must be able to prove their proficiency in English. There are 4 possibilities to supply this proof:

1. TOEFL certificate (the UGent TOEFL code is 2643) with:
a) a minimum total score of 550 on the paper based test, or
b) a minimum total score of 79 on an internet based test.
The test validity is max. 2 years.
2. IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6.
The test validity is max. 2 years.
3. Proof of at least 1 year of comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent.
4. Proof of a successful “Intermediate Academic English” test at the Ghent University Language Center.

Prospective students will not be allowed to enrol at UGent when they are unable to submit an official and by UGent recognized proof before the start of the Academic Period. For prospective students trying to obtain the “Intermediate Academic English” certificate at the UGent Language Center, the final language exam is the 22nd of September 2009. Remark: do not underestimate the level of difficulty of the UGent language test!

Failing to provide any of the abovementioned will result in not being allowed to enrol at UGent, thus this candidate will have to return back home.

Period: September 2010 – September 2012
Language: English
Number of VLIR-UOS Scholarships: 13
Promoter: Prof. P. Bossier (UGent)

Contact:

Mr B. Van Delsen & Mr S. Vanopstal
Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center
Ghent University
T +32 (0)9 264 38 43
F +32 (0)9 264 41 93
msc.aquaculture@ugent.be
http://www.aquaculture.ugent.be

Application for this scholarship is possible from 01/10/2009 until 01/02/2010
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