International students can apply for Master Mind Scholarships from the government of Flanders. These scholarships are available to students who wish to pursue master’s degrees at particular Flemish institutions.
According to the Brains on the Move Action Plan for Student Mobility, the program’s goal is to support the internationalization of Flemish higher education.
At the time of application, the qualified applicant must be enrolled full-time in a higher education facility. For programs taught in Dutch, the majority of institutions demand proof of language proficiency, while for programs taught in another language, a preliminary language exam is required.
SUMMARY OF MASTER MIND SCHOLARSHIPS
- Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing a master’s degree program at Flemish institutions. (KU Leuven / University of Leuven, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, Hasselt University, Vrije Universities Brussel, University colleges (Arts and Nautical Sciences), Antwerp Maritime Academy, Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp, Erasmus University College Brussels, Karel de Grote University College, LUCA School of Arts and University College Ghent)
- Study Subject: The scholarships are awarded for all study areas.
- Award: The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of a maximum € 9,600 per academic year.
- Number of Scholarships: 30
- Nationality: International Students.
- Scholarship can be taken in Belgium
- Application Deadline: Open
Benefits of master mind scholarships: The student will receive a scholarship of €9,600 per academic year for the academic session 2023/2024.
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Entrance Requirements: The applicant is registered as a full-time student at a higher education institution (hereafter ‘Home Institution’) at the moment of application and applies to take up a Master degree program at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereafter ‘Flemish Host Institution’).
- The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master program in question offered by the Flemish Host Institution.
- The Home Institution of the applicant and the Flemish Host Institution have signed a cooperation agreement.
- Students from all countries can apply. The Home Institution is located outside of Flanders.
English Language Requirements: In principle, Dutch is the language of instruction.
- However, foreign language courses, courses with foreign guest speakers and teachers, internationally-oriented courses, courses in the framework of international developing cooperation, courses in the framework of international exchange programs and courses for groups of foreign students are taught in another language.
- Course material may be in any language. Most institutions require proof of Dutch language proficiency for the programs taught in Dutch and a preliminary language test for the programs taught in another language.
- The duration of the mobility is a minimum 1 academic year and a maximum of the full duration of the master’s program.
- Master Mind Scholarship holders will pay a reduced tuition fee. The rate for the 2023-2024 academic year is €128.80. This rate may increase slightly in the following years.
- Students should not combine this scholarship with another scholarship from the Flemish Government or an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to consult the list of Master’s programs that qualify for a 2023-2024 Master Mind Scholarship.
- Step 1: You submit a complete application file for an eligible Master’s program before 1 February 2023, including a Master Mind Candidacy Form as an annex. A standard format is available here. The annex should be uploaded in the application tool under document type “Annex Master Mind”.
- Step 2: You register your Master Mind candidacy online before 1 February 2023.
Documents to be uploaded:
- Passport photo
- International passport or national registration card
- Transcript of records; if written in another language than Dutch, French or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
- English language test results or Letter of the exemption provided by the Host university
- Letter of motivation written in English
- Two letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home University, University of Applied Sciences, School of Arts or recent employer wrote in English.
- Copy of acquired diploma(s); if written in another language than Dutch, French or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
- Three reasons for motivation for submission (at least 150 words) of the candidate’s file formulated by the Host institution in English; format: entry box in the application form or a separate document.
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