What is Master Mind Scholarships 2019-20, Belgium?
Master Mind Scholarships 2019-20, Belgium is inviting applications from international students to study a Masters programme in Flemish Universities, School of Arts and Antwerp Maritime Academy. The selected student receives a maximum of EUR 8000 per academic year. The total budget available for the programme is EUR 360.000. It is estimated that 30 international students can benefit from these scholarships.
Who is offering this scholarship?
The Government of Flanders is offering this scholarship. The Government of Flanders awards scholarships to outstanding students for Masters programmes in Flanders and Brussels. The programme aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top study destination.
Who can apply for this scholarship?
To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Have applied to a Masters degree program at a higher education institution in Flanders
- Have a high grade of academic potential
- Have a grade point of average 3.0 out of 4.0
- Have a good knowledge of English Language
- Have secured a band score of a minimum of 7.0 on IELTS test
- Have scored a minimum total score of 94 on TOEFL test
- Have a C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
- Have at least an overall band score of minimum 6.5 on the IELTS test; a minimum total score of 90 on the TOEFL test; a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference if the student has applied for Masters program in School of Arts
- Have been accepted by the Host institution to be able to receive the scholarship
- Have obtained the previous degree from a higher education institution located outside Flanders
Note: An exception is made for international students who, at the moment of their application in Spring 2019, are already enrolled in a preparatory programme in order to start a Masters programme in September 2019. Student mobility is allowed, however, at least half of the credits of the master programme must be obtained at the Flemish Host institution.
What are the benefits?
The selected student is awarded a maximum scholarship of EUR 8000 per academic year.
How can you apply?
Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Visit the web page link here and check out for university-specific information and deadlines.
Step 2: The applicant needs to send an application to the host institution which should be accepted.
Step 3: The host institution will then start the application by creating the candidate's application file in the Mobility-Online tool.
Step 4: The applicant will then receive an email generated by the Mobility-Online tool.
Step 5: Register in the Mobility-Online tool and complete the application file before the deadline.
What are the documents required for the Master Mind Scholarships 2019-20, Belgium?
- Passport photo
- International passport
- Transcript of records; if written in another language than Dutch, French or English, a certified translation must be enclosed
- English language test results or letter of the exemption provided by the Host university Master Mind Scholarships for the academic year 2019-2020
- Letter of motivation written in English
- Two letters of recommendation from professors of the candidate's previous Home University, University of Applied sciences, School of Arts or recent employer, written in English.
- Copy of acquired diploma
- Three reasons of motivation for submission (at least 150 words) of the candidate’s application formulated in English by the Host institution; format: text box in the application form or a separate document.
What are the selection criteria?
The selection committee will make the selection after the application deadline, based on the following criteria:
- The quality of the applicant’s motivation (30 points)
- Applicant’s previous study results in the Transcript of records (30 points)
- Reasons for recommending the applicant in recommendation letter 1 (10 points)
- Reason for recommending the candidate in recommendation letter 2 (10 points)
- The motivation for submission by the Host institution (10 points)
- Top talent profile of the applicant (10 points)
What are the important dates?
- KU Leuven/University of Leuven: 1st February 2019
- University of Antwerp: 15th February 2019
- Ghent University: 1st March 2019
- Hasselt University: 15th February 2019
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel: 15th March 2019 University colleges (Arts and Nautical Sciences)
- Antwerp Maritime Academy: t.b.c.
- Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp: 1st March 2019
- Erasmus University College Brussels: t.b.c.
- Karel de Grote University College: 22nd March 2019
- LUCA School of Arts: 1st March 2019
- PXL University College: 1st March 2019
- University College Ghent: 22nd March 2019
Terms and Conditions
- Valid applications submitted after midnight 30th April 2019 GMT+1 will not be accepted.
- The duration of mobility is one academic year for a Masters programme of 60 ECTS and 2 academic years for a Masters programme of 120 ECTS.
- The students should not combine this scholarship with another scholarship such as Government or Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
- A maximum of 20 applications can be submitted per Flemish higher education institution.
- The Host institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee that equals the lowest rate of the yearly tuition fee for a student who receives a study grant from the Flemish Government.