Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Government of Flanders
Country to Study in: Belgium
In 2015, the Government of Flanders launched a new scholarship program, Master Mind Scholarships targeted at outstanding Master students from all countries of the world.
The scholarship program aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education, as stated in the Action Plan for Student Mobility. First scholarships under this program will be awarded for the academic year 2016-2017.
The applicant must be 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.
Citizens of ALL countries
All Flemish Institutions of higher education can participate. See the Flemish Institutions.
Fields of study
Any subject of study may be applied for
Number of awards
It awards up to 45 scholarships
The duration of mobility is minimum 1 academic year and maximum the full duration of the master programme. Thus, the awards may be applied throughout the duration of the students program
Note: If the student obtains less than 45 ECTS in the first year, then he/she loses the scholarship in the second year.
The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €7,500 per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of maximum €105 per year.
The duration of mobility is minimum 1 academic year and maximum the full duration of the master program.
Method of Application
Students cannot apply directly. Applications need to be submitted through the Flemish host institution, in consultation with the home institution of the applicant.
The home institution of the applicant and the Flemish host institution should have signed a cooperation agreement.
It is important to read the current 2016/2017 Guidelines for Master Mind Scholarships, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and to download the scholarship Application Form of the 2016-2017 scholarship call.
Deadline for both scholarship application and nomination by the higher education institutions is 31st March 2016.
Beware of internal deadlines set by the Flemish Host Institution.
The Flemish Government is the executive branch of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region of Belgium. Flanders refers to the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium. Brussels is the capital of Flanders.
Application Deadline: 31 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
More Scholarship Information and Application
Related: List of Scholarships in Belgium for International Students