Government of Flanders Master Minds Scholarship Programme 2018/2019 (Study in Flanders and Brussels)

Government of Flanders Master Minds Scholarship Programme 2018/2019 (Study in Flanders and Brussels)

Deadline: Varies (February-March 2018)

Applications are now open for the 2018/2018 Government of Flanders Master Minds Scholarship Programme. The Flemish Ministry of Education awards scholarships to outstanding students for Master programmes in Flanders and Brussels. The programme aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top study destination.

Applications will be accepted from all Flemish universities, Schools of Arts and the Antwerp Maritime Academy. It is estimated that 30 to 40 international excellent students can benefit from the Master Mind Scholarships 2018-2019.

Eligibility

  • The applicant applies to take up a Master degree programme 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 3.0 out of 4.0:
    • The student has a sufficient knowledge of the English language:
      • an overall band score of minimum 7.0 on the IELTS test;
      • a minimum total score of 100 on a TOEFL test;
      • a C1 level on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
      • or a similar result in another official language test.
    • Students who apply for a Master programme in 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 on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
      • or a similar result in another official English language test.
  • 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 is taken after awarding the scholarship to the student.
  • 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.
  • Student mobility during the master programme is allowed. However, at least half of the credits of the master programme must be obtained at the Flemish Host institution.

Selection Criteria

Documents to be uploaded: – Passport photo – International passport or national registration card – Transcript of records; if written in another language than Dutch, French 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 or English, a certified translation must be enclosed. – Three reasons of motivation for submission (at least 150 words) of the candidate’s file formulated by the Host institution in English; format: entry box in the application form or a separate document.

Institutions and Deadlines:

Universities:

  • KU Leuven / University of Leuven: 1 st March 2018
  • University of Antwerp: 15th February 2018
  • Ghent University: 1 st March 2018
  • Hasselt University: 15th February 2018
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel: 15th March 2018

University colleges (Arts and Nautical Sciences):

  • Antwerp Maritime Academy: t.b.c.
  • Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp: 1st March 2018
  • Erasmus University College Brussels: t.b.c.
  • Karel de Grote University College: t.b.c.
  • LUCA School of Arts: t.b.c.
  • PXL University College: 1 st March 2018
  • University College Ghent: 16th March 2018

Application

  1. Step 1: The applicant submits his/her application to the Host institution. Beware of internal deadlines set by the Host institution; some institutions have as deadline 15th February 2018!
  2. Step 2: The Host institution accepts the application of the candidate.
  3. Step 3: The Host institution starts the application procedure for the Master Mind scholarship by creating the candidate’s application file in the Mobility-Online tool.
  4. Step 4: The applicant receives an email generated by the Mobility-Online tool notifying him/her of being preselected for a Master Mind scholarship.
  5. Step 5: The applicant registers in the Mobility-Online tool and completes his/her application file in the Mobility-Online tool before the deadline.

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

You need to contact the Flemish higher education institution to inquire about their internal selection procedures and deadline for submitting the application.

Download the pdf Call 2018-2019 Master Mind Scholarships.pdf

For more information, visit Master Minds Scholarship.

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