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Study-In-Belgium: 2022 Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships for International Students

The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships for master’s programmes in Flanders and Brussels to outstanding students from around the world. A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €8 400 + a tuition fee waiver per academic year (60 ECTS).

Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The grant is paid in installments and covers accommodation costs, insurances, and a significant amount of their living expenses.

If you are interested, you first need to apply to one of the Flemish host institutions that participate in the Master Mind Scholarship Programme.

 

Scholarship Details:

Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, is a great place to choose as your study destination.

Here you find six good reasons why studying at one of the Flemish higher education institutions in Flanders or Brussels would be a smart choice: you will find excellent higher education with an excellent price/quality ratio in an open and multilingual society and an economically strong regionat the heart of Europe, boasting a high quality of life.

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Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the IMES, you must:

  • The applicant applies to take up a master’s degree programme at a Flemish higher education institution.
  • The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential:
    • The student has a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 out of 4.0:

      https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/ (see annex 1 How to calculate your American GPA)

  • The student has a good knowledge of the English language:
    • An overall minimum band score of 7.0 on the IELTS test
    • A minimum total score of 94 on a TOEFL test
    • A C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
    • Or a similar result in another official language test (recognized by the host institution)
    • Online language tests of IELTS and TOEFL will also be accepted:
      • IELTS Indicator (https://www.ieltsindicator.com/)
      • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/

Scholarship Duration and Reward

The duration of mobility is one academic year for a master’s programme of 60 ECTS and two academic years for a master’s programme of 120 ECTS.

The incoming student is awarded a maximum scholarship of €8 400 per academic year according to the details mentioned in the section Payment of the scholarship.If a student completes a one-year Master programme, but does not obtain the Master degree at the end of the academic year in 2023 (July or September) the final installment of €1 400 will not be awarded.


In case of a two-year Master Programme at least 54 ECTS must be obtained in the first academic year in 2023 (July or September) to be able to receive the final installment of €1 400 of the first year and to be entitled to the scholarship for the second academic year. More information can be found in the section Payment of the scholarship.


Exceptions to this rule can only be granted by VLUHR in agreement with the hosting institution and the Department of Education and Training.

  • The host institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee that equals the lowest rate of the yearly tuition fee for a student who receives a study grant from the Flemish government. The rate for the academic year 2022-2023 is €115,80. This rate may increase slightly from year to year.

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Method of Application

  • STEP 1 Check if you are eligible to apply and if the Flemish institution of your choice participates in the Master Mind Scholarships
  • STEP 2 Submit your application to the host institution
  • STEP 3 The host institution preselects the eligible applications
  • STEP 4 The host institution starts the application procedure for the Master Mind Scholarship by creating your application file in the Mobility-Online application tool
  • STEP 5 You receive an email generated by the Mobility-Online tool notifying you of being preselected for a Master Mind Scholarship
  • STEP 6 You register in the Mobility-Online tool and complete your application file in the Mobility-Online tool before the deadline. Documents to be uploaded:
    • Passport photo
    • International passport or national ID
    • A Curriculum Vitae (including your American GPA out of 4.0 and if applicable your publications, academic awards, previous scholarships, etc.)
      https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/ (see annex: How to calculate your American GPA)
    • Transcript of records; if written in a language other than Dutch, French, German or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
    • English language test results or letter of exemption provided by the host university
    • Letter of motivation written in English
    • Two signed letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) home university, university of applied sciences (and arts) or recent employer written in English.
    • Copy of acquired diploma(s); if written in a language other than Dutch, French, German or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
  • STEP 7 The host institution validates and submits the completed application file in the Mobility-Online tool before the deadline of midnight on April 29, 2022 GMT+1. Validated applications submitted after midnight on April 29, 2022 GMT+1 will not be accepted.

Deadline: April 29, 2022

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