Who can apply? 

  • Citizenship: all nationalities, with the exception of students having graduated from a Flemish Higher Education Institution and students who are currently enrolled at a Flemish Higher Education Institution.

  • Study fields: please contact international.relations@vub.ac.be for more information.

  • Required degree: Bachelor/undergraduate degree

  • Other:

    1. An Official letter of acceptance issued by the Education and Student Administration Office at the VUB is needed before one can apply for the scholarship.

    2. Minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4 (https://www.scholaro.com/resources/gpa-calculator/)

    3. Passing an English language test is compulsory and the required scores are higher than those for entry to the university: TOEFL iBT minimum 94, IELTS academic module minimum Band 7 or C1 level with a minimum score of 185 on the Cambridge English Qualifications.

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What does the scholarship cover?

  • Tuition fee/tuition waiver: Tuition fee is limited to amount paid by Flemish scholarship student.

  • Duration (in months or weeks): Duration of the Master program (if 2-year Master: second year conditional).

  • Health insurance included? No.

  • Flight (per year or total for the period)? No

  • Language preparation courses (up to X weeks or amount)? No.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  1. Apply for a place at the VUB (insert link).

  2. Only students having received an official letter of acceptance issued by the VUB-Education and Student Administration Office can apply for the scholarship.

  3. Application deadline for a Master Mind scholarship is 25 February 2021 - 5 pm GMT+1

  4. Application package should contain:

    • application form (can be obtained by sending email to international.relations@vub.ac.be)

    • copy of the letter of acceptance issued by the VUB-Education and Student Administration Office

    • copy of acquired degree(s) and Transcript(s) of records; if written in another language than Dutch, English, German or French, a certified translation into one of these languages must be enclosed.

    • copy of official language test (TOEFL, IELTS or CEQS) - passing a language test is compulsory

    • letter of motivation (max 2 A4 pages)

    • two letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home university, written in English.

Please note that incomplete applications or applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be taken into account.


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Selection procedure and timeline

The applications for the 22-23 academic year is currently closed. The estimated deadline for the scholarship for academic year 23-24 is: 26 February 2023 at 23:59 GMT+1 - late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel will nominate a maximum 20 students for selection to the Flemish Ministry of Education.