1. Admission Requirements
1.1. Academic degree
Candidates must hold a higher education diploma issued by a competent Higher Education authority attesting the completion of a degree equivalent to a first cycle (180 ECTS - or higher) in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biology (incl. Biochemistry), Bio-(incl. environmental, chemical and food) Engineering, Human or Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical sciences or equivalent (which then requires formal equivalency by an official body in one of the 4 consortium countries, e.g. ENIC-NARIC).
Before the final selection of the applicant, the diploma and its transcripts have to be legalized according to the legalization procedure applicable. If these documents are not in Dutch, French, German or English, the applicant is required to add scans of these documents in one of these languages, translated by a sworn translator. Please have a look at the Ghent University website how legalization can be performed and start-up this process well in advance!
Note: Students in their last year of such a study programme at the time of application will also be considered for admission. It is the applicant's responsibility that the required degree is obtained prior to the start of the S-DISCO programme.
1.2. English language
S-DISCO is an English taught programme and an English language proficiency is therefore a basic requirement. Therefore, applicants need to provide a certificate of proficiency in English, which should be at least a B2 level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Certificates issued for English-taught courses or study programs will not be considered proof of language proficiency.
2. Application Procedure
The application and selection procedure in 5 steps:
Any student can apply in any year and any year is evaluated independently; if the student re-applies, he/she will be reevaluated in comparison to all the students that apply in that respective year. If you would not agree with the procedure of evaluation, an appeal can be filed to SDISCO@UGent.be.
1. Checklist of documents
The candidates are asked to submit the following documents through the application platform:
2. Timings (academic year 2024-2025)
For scholarship and self-funded applicants:
Only for self-funded applicants (extra application round):
3. Application Form
When the application is open, please use the link below to 1) register, and after registration, 2) apply as an applicant for the S-DISCO programme. After the submission of the application, you will be informed about the validation results.
4. Student Categories
For this S-DISCO programme, no nationality restrictions are applied. Students from all nationalities are thus welcome to submit their application.
5. Student Agreement
Prior to enrolling to S-DISCO, all students will be asked to sign the S-DISCO Student Agreement, listing the students’ rights and duties.
The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), in the context of managing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters, collects and processes the personal data of some of the candidates. In particular, certain data of the scholarship holders and non-scholarship holders is shared with the Agency and treated according to this privacy statement.