Government of Flanders MasterMind Scholarships for International Students 2024-2025

Master Mind Scholarships – KU Leuven Global

Mastermind Scholarship Belgium 2024

The Government of Flanders is now accepting applications for the 2024/2025 Master Mind Scholarships. This opportunity is open to international students from any country, with the application period closing on the specified deadline.

The scholarships, presented by the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, are designed for students pursuing master’s degrees in Flanders and Brussels.

Recipients of the Master Mind Scholarship will receive a grant totaling €10,000 in addition to a waiver for their tuition fees for each academic year, which covers 60 ECTS.

Master Mind Scholarships 2024/2025 – Who Can Apply?

This scholarship program is inclusive of all nationalities. Eligibility requires that the candidate’s preceding degree must have been awarded by an institution outside of Flanders. Even those international students who have participated in credit mobility programs at Flemish institutions are eligible to apply for a Master Mind Scholarship.

Candidates must be applying for a master’s degree program at a participating Flemish institution and should demonstrate excellent academic records or potential:

  • Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0.
  • Proficiency in English is required, evidenced by:
  • A minimum of 7.0 in IELTS
  • At least 94 in TOEFL
  • C1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference, or equivalent scores in recognized language tests. Online versions of IELTS and TOEFL tests are also acceptable.

Benefits of Master Mind Scholarships

The Master Mind Scholarship package includes a €10,000 grant and a tuition fee waiver for the academic year (equivalent to 60 ECTS). Scholarship recipients are required to pay only a nominal administrative enrollment fee. The grant, distributed in installments, contributes towards accommodation, insurances, and a substantial portion of living expenses.

Mastermind Scholarship Participating Institutions

  • KU Leuven / University of Leuven
  • University of Antwerp
  •  Antwerp Maritime Academy
  •  Ghent University
  •   Hasselt University
  •   Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  •   Artesis Plantijn University College -Antwerp
  •   Erasmus University College Brussels
  •   Karel de Grote University College
  •   PXL University College
  •    University College Ghent

How to Apply

Interested individuals aiming for the Master Mind scholarships 2024/2025 in Belgium should initially apply to a Flemish host institution participating in the program. For detailed application instructions, consult the how-to-apply section.


Application Closing Date: April 28, 2024


How do you qualify for the Master Mind scholarship in Belgium? 

To qualify for the Master Mind scholarship, you must be an academically outstanding student from any country who wants to pursue a master’s degree program in Flanders or Brussels. You must also apply and be admitted to one of the participating Flemish higher education institutions. You must have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential, a good knowledge of English, and a motivation to contribute to the development of your country or region.

Is Master Mind scholarship fully funded? 

The Master Mind scholarship is not fully funded, but it covers most of the costs of studying in Belgium. The scholarship amounts to €10,000 per academic year, which includes a tuition fee waiver, a grant for accommodation, insurance, and living expenses. The scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee of €131.5 per academic year.

What is the Belgium Government scholarship 2024-2025? 

The Belgium Government scholarship is a program offered by the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training in collaboration with ARES (L’Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement supérieur) to support students from developing countries to pursue master’s or training courses in Belgium. The scholarship covers international travel costs, living allowance, registration fees, insurance fees, and exceptional costs related to visa applications. The scholarship is open to citizens of 29 partner countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

How to apply for Ghent University scholarship? 

Ghent University offers various scholarships for international students, such as the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters, the VLIR-UOS Scholarships, the Master programme in American Studies, the Master Mind scholarships, and the Top-up grants.
The application process and deadlines vary depending on the scholarship and the program you choose. You can find more information on the university’s website.

What is the age limit for the Mastercard scholarship?

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program does not have a specific age limit, but it targets young people who have demonstrated academic talent, leadership potential, and a commitment to giving back to their communities.

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