Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students

Last Updated on January 26, 2020 by

About Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships

The Flemish Ministry of Education awards Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships to outstanding students for Master programmes in Flanders and Brussels. The programme aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top study destination.

Host Institution(s)


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


Country: Belgium

Level/Field of study: Eligible Masters Degree Programmes offered at participating Flemish Institutions except preparatory programmes; bridging programmes; or distance learning.

Number of Awards: 30

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

The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum ‚ā¨8,000 per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of maximum ‚ā¨111.9 per year. This rate may increase slightly from year to year.


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 take up a Master degree programme at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereafter ‚ÄėFlemish host institution‚Äô).
  • 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 and has a good knowledge of the English language.
  • The student has to be accepted by the Host institution to be able to receive the scholarship. Even if the Host institution‚Äôs decision to accept the student is taken after the selection of the Master Mind Scholarships programme, this criterion applies.
  • All nationalities can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders.
  • ‚ÄĘ Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution¬†cannot¬†apply.
  • See the full eligibility criteria at the 2020-2021 Master Mind Scholarship Guidelines (link found below)

Application instructions

Students cannot apply directly. The application needs to be submitted online by the Flemish host institution. Deadline of applications varies but is 30 April 2020.  You must check the internal deadlines set by the Flemish Host Institution, which is earlier (1 February-20 March 2020).

Application Deadline

Deadline of applications varies but is 30 April 2020


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