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2024 Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarship

The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships for master's programmes in Flanders and Brussels to outstanding students from around the world. A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €10. 000 + a tuition fee waiver per academic year (60 ECTS). Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The grant is paid in instalments and covers accommodation costs, insurances and a significant amount of their living expenses. If you are interested, you first need to apply to one of the Flemish host institutions that participates in the Master Mind Scholarship Programme.

Aim and Benefits 

The scholarship amounts to €10.000 for the academic year 2024-2025 and €10.000 for the academic year 2025-2026 in case an application was submitted for a two-year Master programme.

Requirements 

  • The applicant applies to take up a master's degree programme at a Flemish higher education institution.
  • The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential:
  1. The student has a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 out of 4.0:https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/ (see annex 1 How to calculate your American GPA)
  • The student has a good knowledge of the English language:
  1. An overall minimum band score of 7.0 on the IELTS test
  2. A minimum total score of 94 on a TOEFL test
  3. A C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
  4. Or a similar result in another official language test (recognized by the host institution)
  5. Online language tests of IELTS and TOEFL will also be accepted:
  6. IELTS Indicator (https://www.ieltsindicator.com/)
  7. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/)
  • Students who apply for a master's programme at a school of arts have at least:
  1. An overall band score of minimum 6.5 on the IELTS test
  2. A minimum total score of 90 on the TOEFL test
  3. A B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
  4. Or a similar result in another official English language test (recognized by the host institution)
  5. Online language tests of IELTS and TOEFL will also be accepted:
  6. IELTS Indicator (https://www.ieltsindicator.com/)
  7. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/)

Documents Required for Application

  • Documents to be uploaded:
  1. Passport photo
  2. International passport or national ID
  3. A Curriculum Vitae (including your American GPA out of 4.0 and if applicable your publications, academic awards, previous scholarships, etc.)
  4. https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/ (see annex: How to calculate your American GPA)
  5. Transcript of records; if written in a language other than Dutch, French, German or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
  6. English language test results or letter of exemption provided by the host university
  7. Letter of motivation written in English
  8. Two signed letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) home university, university of applied sciences (and arts) or recent employer written in English.
  9. Copy of acquired diploma(s); if written in a language other than Dutch, French, German or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.

Application Deadline

April 28, 2024

How to Apply

  • 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.
  • 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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