Food Technology at Ghent: -Inter-university programme - Joint degree offered by the two leading universities in Flanders. -High-level research-based education to solve food security problems in developing countries. -Farm to fork multi-disciplinary approach.
Food should not only be produced, it should also be delivered to the ultimate consumer in an acceptable form if it is to fulfil its nutritional destiny. To bring foods to the consumer in an acceptable form, on the one hand processing technologies are used to convert edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability; on the other hand preservation technologies are required to increase the stability and shelf life of foods.
Based on these considerations two technological dimensions are the key objectives: the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption and the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer.
Semester 1 (Sept-Jan) -Preceded by introduction courses. -Food Science and Food Engineering at UGent. Semester 2 (Febr-June) -Food Science and Food Engineering at KULeuven. Semester 3 (Sept-Jan) and Semester 4 (Febr-June) -Major in Food Science and Technology (UGent). OR -Major in Postharvest and Food Preservation and Engineering (KULeuven). -Tailor-made sub programme including elective courses. -Master dissertation at the university of the major.
Our programme will prepare you to become professionals in areas of food technology to equip future personnel with the necessary technical and managerial knowledge, skills and attitudes, which is required to successfully contribute to solving problems related to food security. The programme particularly focuses on countries where food security is a current and future major concern and key challenge.
Other admission requirements
Each application will be evaluated by the Educational Committee for admission. Applicants are fluent in English (written and oral). Candidates from countries where English is not the language of instruction need to have obtained a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test (or a score of at least 80 on a internet-based TOEFL test) or at least 6,5 on the IELTS test.
Direct access is given to students who are, based on the specific entrance requirements of those programmes, directly admitted to the Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Food Science and Technology (Master of Science in de Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen: Levensmiddelentechnologie) at KU Leuven or to the Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Food Science and Nutrition (Master of Science in de Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen: Levensmiddelenwetenschappen en Voeding) at UGent.
Access is given to students who are, based on the specific entrance requirements of those programmes, admitted to the Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Food Science and Technology (Master of Science in de Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen: Levensmiddelentechnologie) at KU Leuven or to the Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Food Science and Nutrition (Master of Science in de Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen: Levensmiddelenwetenschappen en Voeding) at UGent after successful completion of a preparatory programme (15 to 60 credits) or transitional programme (45 to 90 credits).
MotivationIt is essential that the motivation and the career goals of the candidate focus on development relevant goals which are dealt within the master programme. Not only previously obtained academic results are key, but also the potential of the candidate to act as a 'change agent' in the home country after completion of the master programme. Professional experiencePreference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a higher possibility of implementing and/or transferring the newly gained knowledge upon return to the home country. GenderThe selection committee will aim at a relative balance between the number of male and female candidates awarded a VLIR-UOS scholarship. Regional balanceThe selection committee will aim at a diversification of candidates from different countries and continents. The selection committee will also aim to award at least 50% of the available scholarships to candidates coming from Least Developed Countries or Other Low Income Countries (defined by OESO-DAC for ODA recipients), given that there are sufficient qualitative candidates from these countries. Social backgroundIn case of two equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they belong to a disadvantaged group or area within their country or an ethnic or social minority group. Previously awarded scholarshipsPreference will be given to candidates who have never received a scholarship to study in a developed country (bachelor or master).
Value of Scholarship(s)
a national and resident of one of the following at the time of application: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru The maximum age is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. Priority to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, social economy or NGO’s, or aim a career in one of these sectors. Rrelevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context.
Do respect the deadline of 1 March 2017 for scholarship application.If you have filled out the application form for admission to the IMRD-consortium, you could already indicate whether or not you wish to be taken into consideration for one of the scholarship programmes of IMRD (VLIR-UOS, Erasmus Mundus, Consortium scholarship).For applying for a VLIR-UOS scholarship: Master of Science in Aquaculture: First register and then fill out the application form Master of Science in Food Technology: First register and then fill out the application form
Bachelor of Science degree (in developing countries typically a 4-year programme) in a discipline related to the content of the programme from a recognized University, College or Institute. Candidates are expected to have basic science training (demonstrable in the transcripts) in at least three out of four of the following fields: (i) mathematics, statistics and physics, (ii) chemistry and biochemistry, (iii) biology and microbiology and (iv) engineering, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent. See course description for further admission details.
Recipient: University of Ghent
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