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Government of Flanders Mastermind and Priority Country Scholarships



Application Deadline: 1st April 2019

Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarship Details and FAQs

Applications are currently ongoing for the Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarships for International Students Belgium. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

Study in Belgium: 2018/2019 Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarships for Excellent International Students

The Government of Flanders has launched a new scholarship programme, Master Mind Scholarships for international students for 2019/2020. The programme aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education, as stated in the Action Plan for Student Mobility, Brains on the Move (September 2013). Students cannot apply directly. Applications need to be submitted by the Flemish host institution.

When is the application deadline?

Varies by institution. Some institutions have as deadline 1st February 2019. You are encouraged to apply on time.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

All

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Various universities in Belgium

  • 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

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

The program holds for all study areas.

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

The Flemish host institution applies on behalf of the student.

General eligibility requirements

  • The applicant applies to take up a Master degree programme at a higher education institution in Flanders (hereafter ‘Flemish host institution’).
  • The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master programme in question offered by the Flemish host institution.
  • 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.

Selection:

A Flemish selection committee awards the scholarships, in cooperation with the Flemish Department of Education and Training.

How many scholarship awards are available?

30 to 40

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €8000,- per academic year.

What is the duration of the scholarship?

The duration of mobility is minimum 1 academic year and maximum the full duration of the master programme. If the student obtains less than 45 ECTS in the first year, then he/she loses the scholarship in the second year.

How to Apply for the Government of Flanders Mastermind Scholarships

  • You can find more information in the guidelines for application in the Scholarship Webpage link.
  • You need to contact the Flemish higher education institution to inquire about their internal selection procedures and deadline for submitting the application.

Scholarship Webpage


Government of Flanders Priority Country Scholarship Details and FAQs

Applications are currently ongoing for the Government of Flanders Priority Country Scholarship Programme Belgium. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

The Flemish Department of Education and Training offers scholarships under the new Priority Country Programme. The aim of this programme is to promote exchange of students between Belgium/Flanders and following priority countries listed below.

The selection for the Priority Country Programme is made only once a year.

Many forms of mobility are accepted under the Priority Country Programme: both short mobility of one, two or three months, or long mobility of one semester up to a period of maximum one year, both for study or internship:

  • Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, or the United States of America: fellowships for students in both directions, both short and long mobility.
  • Turkey: fellowships for students in both directions, short mobility only: duration of mobility is restricted to one month for internship and two months for study.

When is the application deadline?

1st April 2019 GMT+1.

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the United States of America.

To be taken at (University)

Various universities in Belgium

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

University colleges (Arts and Nautical Sciences)

  • Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
  • Arteveldehogeschool
  • Erasmushogeschool Brussel
  • Hogere Zeevaartschool
  • Hogeschool Gent
  • Howest, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
  • Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Odisee: Stefanie Derks
  • Hogeschool PXL
  • Hogeschool VIVES
  • Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen
  • Thomas More Kempen
  • UC Leuven
  • UC Limburg

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

The program holds for all study areas.

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Due to the unique nature of this program, in order to be eligible, the exchange project needs to fulfill all requirements below:

  • The applicant of a Priority Country Programme grant is fulltime enrolled in a study programme of EQF level 5, 6 or 7.
  • In case of study mobility: A higher education institution in Belgium/Flanders (Home institution) and an educational institution in Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey or the United States of America (Host institution) have established an academic cooperation agreement or have the intention to set up a new cooperation agreement by writing a letter of engagement.
  • In case of internship: A higher education institution in Belgium/Flanders (Home institution) and an institution/organization/company in Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey or the United States of America (Host institution) have established a traineeship agreement.
  • The Flemish higher education institution, as well as the partner from Brazil, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey or the United States of America cannot ask tuition fees to the students for the exchanges.
  • To be eligible for a Priority Country Programme grant, the student cannot be staying in the country of the Host institution already at the time of the selection procedure.
  • International students meet all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the study programme in the Flemish host institution.
  • A maximum of six applications per country can be submitted per higher education institution.

Nationality of the student is not a criterion

How many scholarship awards are available?

It is estimated that 100 to 120 students can benefit from the Priority Country Programme.

Value and duration of the scholarship:

  • The grant amount is €650/month for the Flemish student with a total maximum of €2.600 and €800/month for the international student with a total maximum of €3.200.
  • The students receive a supplementary reimbursement for travel expenses, according to the following rules in the link below.

How to Apply for the Government of Flanders Priority Country Scholarship

  • The application needs to be submitted following the rules for 2019/2020 submission in the Program Webpage (see Link below).
  • All documents are to be written in English, with exception of the official Transcript of records. If the Transcript of Records written in another language than Dutch, French or English, enclose a certified translation.
  • International students meet all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the study programme in the Flemish host institution.

Scholarship Webpage


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