Master Mind scholarships

The Flemish Ministry of Education provides scholarships to academically outstanding students for master programmes in Flanders and Brussels.

How to apply?

  • There's no open call for these scholarships.
  • They are incorporated in the normal application scheme to obtain admission.
  • Only academically admitted students will be considered.

The application for academic admission should be submitted before the 1st of March according to this procedure.

About the Master Mind scholarships

It is estimated that 30 to 40 students (to be divided over the different Flemish higher education institutions) will be able to benefit from a Master Mind scholarship to start their studies in the academic year 2018-2019.

The scholarship fee consists of:

  • Maximum allowance of € 8000 per academic year
  • Minimum duration one academic year ( 60 ECTS)
  • Maximum for the full duration of the programme ( 2 academic years, 120 ECTS) on the condition that during the first academic year a minimum of 54 ECTS credits has been obtained

The annual tuition fee to be covered by the student is 108.80 €

Travel, visa and insurance costs are not included in the scholarship.

Who is eligible?

New international students who have been academically admitted to any of the English-taught master programmes ( including advanced masters ) .
The latest overview of these master programmes can be consulted in the online course catalogue.

All nationalities are eligible but a number of scholarships are reserved to students from Japan (3), Mexico (3) and USA (5).

  • only students who are currently NOT enrolled at a Flemish higher education institution are eligibe.
  • all nationalities can apply, but the previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders.
  • students cannot combine this scholarship with another scholarship from the Flemish government.

Academic eligibility criteria

The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential:

The student has a sufficient knowledge of the English language:

  • an overall band score of minimum 7.0 on the IELTS test;
  • a minimum total score of 100 on a TOEFL test;
  • a C1 level on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
  • or a similar result in another official language test.

Students who apply for a Master programme in Arts have at least:

  • an overall band score of minimum 6.5 on the IELTS test;
  • a minimum total score of 90 on the TOEFL test;
  • a B2 level on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
  • or a similar result in another official English language test.

The student has a Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4.0:

Selection procedure and timeline

The coordinator of each English-taught master programme proposes a maximum of 3 applicants (motivation + ranking in case of several candidates). The International Relations Office will screen all files and submits a shortlist of maximum 20 students by the 30th of April to the Flemish Government who will make the final decision.

Shortlisted students will be contacted in the course of April to complete their online Master Mind scholarship application.

The final selection results will be announced at the beginning of June.