Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarships 2021/2022 for International Students

The Government of Flanders has launched a new scholarship programme, Master Mind Scholarships for international students for 2021/2022.

Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarships

The programme aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education, as stated in the Action Plan for Student Mobility, Brains on the Move (September 2013).

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Students cannot apply directly. Applications need to be submitted by the Flemish host institution.

Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarships Eligibility

The Flemish host institution applies on behalf of the student.

General eligibility requirements

  • 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. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master programme in question offered by the Flemish host institution.
  • All nationalities 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.

Selection: A Flemish selection committee awards the scholarships, in cooperation with the Flemish Department of Education and Training.

To be taken at (country): Various universities in Belgium

  • KU Leuven / University of Leuven
  • University of Antwerp
  • Ghent University
  • Hasselt University
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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

Value of Scholarship: The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €8000,- per academic year.

Duration of Scholarship: The duration of mobility is minimum 1 academic year and maximum the full duration of the master programme. If the student obtains less than 45 ECTS in the first year, then he/she loses the scholarship in the second year.

How to Apply for Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarship

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

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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 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 30, 2021 GMT+1. Applications validated submitted after midnight on April 30, 2021 GMT+1 will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021 GMT+1

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