Now Master Mind scholarships: The Government of Flanders awards scholarships to academically outstanding students for master programmes in Flanders and Brussels. How to apply? The Master Mind scholarships are incorporated in the normal application scheme to obtain admission. Only academically admitted students will be considered. The application for academic admission should be submitted before the 1st of March according to this procedure. A student is not able to apply before he/she is preselected by the master programme coordinator (and, if necessary, by the International Relations Office).
About the Master Mind Scholarships
It is estimated that 30 international students (to be divided over the different Flemish higher education institutions) will be able to benefit from a Master Mind scholarship to start their studies in the academic year 2021-2022. For Ghent University this means approximately 6 students. The duration of mobility is one academic year for a Master programme of 60 ECTS and two academic years for a master programme of 120 ECTS.
The incoming student is awarded a maximum scholarship of €8.200 per academic year.
Ghent University will 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. The rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is €111,9. This rate may increase slightly from year to year.
Main eligibility criteria
All new international students who have been (academically) admitted to start any of the university’s master programmes (including advanced masters) in the academic year 2021-2022 are eligible.
The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential (a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 and good knowledge of the English language).
Selection procedure and timeline
A student is not able to apply directly, it is the master programme coordinator who proposes a maximum of 3 applicants (motivation + ranking in case of several candidates). The International Relations Office will screen all files and submits a shortlist of maximum 20 students by the 30th of April to the Flemish Government who will make the final decision.
Shortlisted students will be contacted by the university’s International Office by mid- April with the necessary information to complete their online Master Mind scholarship application in the Mobility Online tool.
The final selection results will be announced by the selection committee of the Flemish Government in June 2021.