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Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students

Government of Flanders
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb-6 Apr  (annual)
Study in:  Belgium

Brief description: 

The Flemish Ministry of Education grants scholarships to outstanding students from all over the world for master’s programs in Flanders and Brussels. The program’s goal is to promote Flanders and Brussels as leading study locations.

Host Institution(s):


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

Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts

Antwerp Maritime Academy
AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts
HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts
KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts
LUCA School of Arts
PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Level/Field of study:

Eligible Masters Degree Programmes offered at participating Flemish Institutions except preparatory programmes; bridging programmes; or distance learning.

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

International students from all countries. There are a number of scholarships reserved for students from certain countries: Japan (3), Mexico (3), Palestine (2), USA (5).

Scholarship value/duration:

A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €9,600 plus a tuition fee waiver per academic year. Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant to pay a tuition fee that equals the lowest rate of the yearly tuition fee for a student who receives a study grant from the Flemish government. The rate for the academic year 2023-2024 is €128,80.

The duration of mobility is one academic year for a Master programme of 60 ECTS and two academic years for a master programme of 120 ECTS.


The applicant applies to study for a Master’s degree at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereinafter referred to as the “Flemish host institution”).

  • The applicant should have a strong academic record and/or promise. The student has a 3.5 GPA out of a possible 4.0.
  • The student is fluent in the English language (please check the official website for the specific requirements)
  • To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be accepted by the Host institution. This criterion applies even if the Host institution’s decision to admit the student is made after the Master Mind Scholarships program is chosen.
  • Only one Flemish higher education institution may nominate the candidate. If the applicant is preselected by more than one Flemish higher education institution, he or she must select one to submit his or her application to the Mobility Online service.
  • All nationalities, with the exception of Russian, are eligible to apply. The preceding degree should have been received from a higher education institution located outside of Flanders.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution are not eligible to apply.

See the full eligibility criteria at the official website (link found below).

Application instructions:

Students are not allowed to apply directly. Your application must be submitted to the host institution. The eligible applicants are pre-selected by the host institution; the application must be filed online by the Flemish host institution. The application deadline is April 28 at 23:59 GMT+1. The internal deadlines imposed by the Flemish Host Institution vary and fall between 1 February and 6 April each year.

It is important to read the How to Apply page and isit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:


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