• Description:

    The Flemish Ministry of Education awards scholarships for master’s programmes in Flanders and Brussels to outstanding students from around the world. The programme aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top study destination.

    Participating institutions 

    KU Leuven / University of Leuven
    University of Antwerp
    Ghent University
    Hasselt University
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Antwerp Maritime Academy
    AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    LUCA School of Arts
    PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts


    Eligibility 

    Eligible Masters Degree Programmes offered at participating Flemish Institutions except preparatory programmes; bridging programmes; or distance learning.

    Target group:

    International students from all countries except Russia. There are a number of scholarships reserved for students from certain countries: Japan (3), Mexico (3), Palestine (2), USA (5).

    Scholarship value

    A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €10,000 plus a tuition fee waiver per academic year. Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The duration of mobility is one academic year for a Master programme of 60 ECTS and two academic years for a master programme of 120 ECTS.

    Eligibility:

    The applicant applies to take up a Master degree programme at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereafter ‘Flemish host institution’).
    The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential.  The student has a Grade Point Average of 3.5 out of 4.0.
     The student has a good knowledge of the English language (please check the official website for the specific requirements)
    The student has to be accepted by the Host institution to be able to receive the scholarship. Even if the Host institution’s decision to accept the student is taken after the selection of the Master Mind Scholarships programme, this criterion applies.
    The applicant can be nominated by only one Flemish higher education institution. If the applicant is preselected by more than one Flemish higher education institution, he/she has to choose one Flemish higher education institution to submit his/her application into the Mobility Online tool.
    All nationalities, except for Russian, can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders.
    Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution cannot apply.
     

    Application instructions:

    Students cannot apply directly. You need to submit your application to the host institution. The host institution preselects the eligible applications; the application needs to be submitted online by the Flemish host institution. Deadline of applications is 28 April 2023 23h59 GMT+1. You must check the internal deadlines set by the Flemish Host Institution, which varies and falls between 1 February to 31 March 2024.

    It is important to read the How to Apply page and isit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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