|Deadline: Before 30th April (annual)||Institution(s): See Host Institutions below
|Level of Study: Masters||Study in: Belgium|
Master Mind Scholarships are open to international students from all over the world who intend to undertake higher education in Belgium. In Flanders and Brussels, the Government of Flanders grants scholarships to outstanding candidates for Masters programs. The program aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top destination for study.
All Flemish universities, Schools of Arts, and the Antwerp Maritime Academy will accept applications. It’s estimated that the Master Mind Scholarships 2020-2021 can benefit 30 international students. Could not apply directly to students. Flemish host institution must submit applications.
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
PXL University College
University College Ghent
Eligible Masters Degree Programs offered at participating Flemish Institutions except preparatory programs; bridging programs; or distance learning
Depends on the selected program.
Master Mind Scholarships provide the recipients with the following awards:
- The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €8,000 per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of maximum €111.9 per year. This rate may increase slightly from year to year.
- The duration of mobility is one academic year for a Master program of 60 ECTS and two academic years for a master program of 120 ECTS.
To be eligible for Master Mind Scholarships, you must fulfill the following criteria:
Required Language: English
Eligible Countries: All World Countries.
- The applicant applies to take up a Master degree program at a higher education institution in
Flanders (hereafter ‘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:
- an overall band score of minimum 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
- The student has a Grade Point Average of 3.5 out of 4.0:
Students who apply for a Master program at a School of 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 of the Common European Framework of Reference;
- or a similar result in another official English language test (recognized by the Host
- The Host institution also performs an academic check of the student’s file. 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 program, this criterion applies.
- All nationalities can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education
institution located outside Flanders. International students who have been on credit mobility in
a hosting Flemish higher education institution are still eligible for a Master Mind Scholarship.
- Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution cannot apply. The
only exception is made for international students who, at the moment of their application in Spring 2020, are already enrolled in a specific preparatory program in order to start a master
program in September 2020.
- Student mobility during the master program is allowed. However, at least half of the credits
of the master program must be obtained at the Flemish Host institution.
How to Apply for Master Mind Scholarships?
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Master Mind Scholarships:
- The applicant submits his/her application to the Host institution. Internal deadlines set by the Host institution may differ (see section 6. Timing)
- The Host institution accepts the application of the candidate.
- The Host institution starts the application procedure for the Master Mind scholarship by
creating the candidate’s application file in the Mobility-Online tool.
- The applicant receives an email generated by the Mobility-Online tool notifying him/her of
being pre selected for a Master Mind scholarship.
- The applicant registers in the Mobility-Online tool and completes his/her application file in
the Mobility-Online tool before the deadline.
- Documents to be uploaded:
- Passport photo
- International passport or national ID
- Transcript of records; if written in another language 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 letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home university, University of Applied sciences, School of Arts or recent employer written in English.
- Copy of acquired diploma(s); if written in another language than Dutch, French, German or
English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
- Three reasons of motivation for submission (at least 150 words) of the candidate’s application
formulated in English by the Host institution; format: text box in the application form or a
- The Host institution validates and submits the completed application file in the MobilityOnline tool before the deadline of midnight 30th April 2020 GMT+1. Applications validated submitted
after midnight 30th April 2020 GMT+1 will not be accepted.
It is important to read the 2020-2021 Master Mind Scholarship Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
To know more about Master Mind Scholarships, please visit official websites: