The applicants should be working for governmental, research or non profit organisations or (private) companies, involved in the agri food chain and carry responsibility within the control of different aspects of food safety.
- Academic requirements
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree of minimum 4 years with good overall score (min B+) in a discipline related to the content of the course ( food science, food technology, nutrition, food safety, agriculture, food processing, etc.) from a recognized university, college or institute and have at least 2 years’ practical (field) experience in the domain of food safety. Priority for awarding a VLIR fellowship will be given to applicants which hold also a university Master of Science degree and/or PhD degree in a discipline related to the content of the course,
Prerequisite knowledge which should have been acquainted during your studies are: food chemistry, food microbiology, food processing, statistics and computer science, i.o.w. you should have followed all those courses during your educational (including specific training programmes) curriculum, otherwise you cannot be academically accepted.
- Language knowledge
The applicant must be proficient in the language of the course or training program, 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:
- TOEFL certificate (the UGent TOEFL code is 2643) with: a minimum total score of 550 on the paper based test, or a minimum total score of 80 on an internet based test (including min. 22/30 for writing).
- IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6,5 and min. 6 for writing.
- Official proof stating language of education used from secondary school on was English
- Official proof stating English is the main language of communication professionally used in your work environment (speaking, writing, reporting, ...),
- English as mother language
Remark: TOEFL/IELTS predictive tests are not acceptable
- Specific admission criteria
The participants are working for governmental, research or non profit organisations or (private) companies (involved) in the agri food chain and carry responsibility within the control of different aspects of food safety. Focus is made on both agricultural and industrial level.