Number of VLIR-UOS Scholarships: 16
Promoter: Prof. E. Van Ranst (Ghent University)
Prof. W. Cornelis (Ghent University)
Prof. O. Batelaan (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Link to application form: www.plr.ugent.be/main.htm#application
OPTION SOIL SCIENCE:
Physical Land Resources Programme Secretariat
T +32 (0)9 264 46 38
F +32 (0)9 264 49 91
OPTION LAND RESOURCES ENGINEERING:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
T +32 (0)2 629 30 21
F +32 (0)2 629 30 22
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at least a second class or equivalent, preferably higher) from a university or recognized equivalent.
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:
Applicants are expected to have a basic science training in (1) mathematics or statistics and (2) chemistry or biochemistry, and an overall academic education background in a relevant discipline like (either) agriculture, biology, forestry, environment, land and water management, physical geography, geology or civil engineering. Relevant research or working experience of about 2 years is recommended but not a prerequisite, unless the former field of study (degree obtained) was not directly relevant for or pertaining to soil science or land resources engineering.