If you're planning to become a highly skilled food technology professional, the Master of Science in Food Technology is the most relevant learning environment for you. This interuniversity programme (KU Leuven, Ghent University) provides specialised multi-disciplinary professional food technology training, with an emphasis on post-harvest and food preservation engineering on one hand and food science and technology on the other. This two-year Master’s programme (120 ECTS) intends to equip future personnel with the technical and managerial knowledge, skills and attitudes required to successfully contribute to solving food security problems through production of safe and nutritious high-quality foods.
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VLIR-UOS Master of Science in Food Technology
Aim and Benefits of VLIR-UOS Master of Science in Food Technology
VLIR-UOS scholarships cover tuition fees, travel, insurance and living expenses (board and lodging). We only offer scholarships for the full duration of the Master's programme (12/24 months). It is not possible to apply for a partial scholarship or an extension.
Scholarship costs may change in line with government funding decisions. You can find the current scholarship framework here.
VLIR-UOS Master of Science in Food Technology Courses
Requirements for VLIR-UOS Master of Science in Food Technology Qualification
Candidates that meet the following criteria* may apply for an ICP Connect scholarship:
- Nationality and country of residence: Candidates must be nationals of one of the 29 eligible countries and must be a resident of one of these countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
- Age: Candidates cannot be older than 35 on January 1 of the year of intake for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master.
- Professional background and experience: Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government or civil society, or those targeting a career in one of these sectors. Candidates employed in the private sector or newly graduated candidates with no work experience may also be considered if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
- Scholarship applications:?Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year. Candidates cannot receive any other scholarship or grant to participate in this study programme or another programme simultaneously.
- Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates may not have previously received a scholarship from the Belgian government?to attend a study programme and may not have enrolled in a study programme at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.
*Please note that additional criteria may be imposed by individual institutions. These can be found under the drop-down menu 'more detailed information & application' on this page.
Interview date, Process and Venue for VLIR-UOS Master of Science in Food Technology
Within the ICP Connect framework, scholars are seen as potential agents of change that may contribute to societal change in their home country (or region) after completing their studies. Scholars are selected following an objective evaluation of their scholarship applications based on the following criteria:
- Motivation: Candidates' motivation and professional goals must reflect their competence in transferring knowledge/skills or setting up extension activities and highlighting themes relevant to sustainable development and pertinent to the study programme. Not only are academic results important, but so are - especially - the potential and commitment of the candidates to become an 'agent of change' after completing their studies.
- Professional experience: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a greater chance of implementing and/or transferring newly gained knowledge/skills upon completion in a sustainable development context, such as in the higher education sector, government, civil society or the private sector, thereby contributing to positive societal change.
- Gender?balance: A balance between male and female candidates awarded ICP Connect scholarships is targeted. VLIR-UOS strongly encourages female candidates to apply. Read more about?our gender policy here.
- Regional balance: A reasonable cross-section of scholars from different countries and regions is targeted, provided there are sufficient qualified candidates.
- Leave No One Behind (LNOB): In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates from vulnerable groups.
- Previously awarded scholarship: Preference will be given to candidates who have never received a scholarship to study in a higher income country (bachelor or master).
Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2024
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to VLIR-UOS on www.kuleuven.be
- Please complete your online application, and submit your recommendation letters before 1 February 2024. Applications and documents received after this date will not be taken into consideration for the scholarship.
- We advise you to use your desktop, laptop or tablet computer and not your smartphone when completing your application.
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