Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships 2024-25, Belgium. (Fully Funded)

  • Fully Funded
  • Belgium Universities
  • Masters
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Belgium
  • 05/28/2024
Expires in
90 Days
Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships 2024-25, Belgium. (Fully Funded)Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships 2024-25, Belgium. (Fully Funded)

Scholarship Description:

The Government of Flanders is offering the Master Mind Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year, targeting international students pursuing master's degrees. These scholarships are fully funded, covering a grant of € 8200 annually along with a waiver for tuition fees.


These scholarships, aimed at exceptional candidates, are designed to support master's programs across Flemish universities, Schools of Arts, and the Antwerp Maritime Academy. The initiative seeks to elevate Flanders and Brussels as premier study destinations.






Applications for the Master Mind Scholarships 2024-2025 are channeled through Flemish host institutions. Approximately 30 international students are expected to benefit from these scholarships. Students cannot apply directly; instead, their applications must be submitted by the Flemish host institutions.

Degree Level:

Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships 2024-25, Belgium. (Fully Funded) is available to undertake Masters level programs at Belgium Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Flemish Ministry of Education and Training offers scholarships for master's programs in Flanders and Brussels to exceptional global students.
  • Master Mind Scholarship comprises a €9,600 grant and a tuition fee waiver per academic year (60 ECTS).
  • Scholarship recipients are only accountable for an administrative enrollment fee.
  • The grant is disbursed in installments and covers accommodation, insurance, and a significant portion of living expenses.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Prospective candidates applying for a Master's degree program at a Flemish higher education institution must meet specific academic and language proficiency criteria:

  1. Academic Performance: Applicants should have a high academic standing, typically reflected by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 out of 4.0.

  2. English Language Proficiency: A strong command of English is required, demonstrated by meeting one of the following criteria:

    • Overall band score of at least 7.0 in IELTS or a total score of 94 in TOEFL.
    • Attainment of C1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference or an equivalent in an officially recognized language test by the host institution.
    • Online versions of IELTS (IELTS Indicator) and TOEFL (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition) are acceptable.

For applicants to schools of arts within the master's program:

  • An overall band score of minimum 6.5 in IELTS or a total score of 90 in TOEFL.
  • Attainment of B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference or an equivalent in an officially recognized language test.
  • Online versions of IELTS (IELTS Indicator) and TOEFL (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition) are accepted.
  1. Host Institution Acceptance: Applicants must gain acceptance from the host institution, as this acceptance is crucial for receiving the Master Mind Scholarship. The institution's decision may occur after the selection for the scholarship program.

  2. Nomination: Each applicant can be nominated by only one Flemish higher education institution. If preselected by multiple institutions, the applicant must choose one for application submission via the Mobility Online tool.

  3. Eligibility: All nationalities, except for Russian nationals, can apply. Previous degrees must be obtained from institutions located outside Flanders. Exceptions apply to international students already enrolled in a specific preparatory program for a master's program starting in September 2023.

  4. Ineligibility: Certain programs for the academic year 2023-2024, such as preparatory programs, bridging programs, and distance learning, do not qualify for the Master Mind Scholarship.

  5. Study Mobility: While student mobility to partner institutions outside Flanders and Brussels is permitted during the master's program, at least half of the study credits must be obtained at the Flemish host institution.

Application Procedure:

  • 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 28th April 2024 23h59 GMT+1. Applications validated submitted after 28th April 2024 23h59 GMT+1 will not be accepted.
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