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Master Mind scholarships at Ghent University in Belgium

Deadline : March 1, 2020 .  

Apply for the Mind Scholarships programme 2020  at Ghent University in Belgium. The Flemish Ministry of Education awards scholarships to outstanding students for Master programmes in Flanders and Brussels. The programme aims to promote Flanders and Brussels as a top study destination.

Applications will be accepted from all Flemish universities, Schools of Arts and the Antwerp Maritime Academy. The total budget available for the Master Mind Scholarships programme 2020-2021 is €400.000. It is estimated that 30 international students can benefit from 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 2020-2021. 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 €8.000 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 2020-2021 is €111,9. This rate may increase slightly from year to year.


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 2020-2021 are eligible.
  • The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential (a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0)
  • The student has a good knowledge of the English language:
    • an overall band score of minimum 7.0 on the IELTS test;
    • a minimum total score of 94 on a TOEFL test;
    • a C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference;
    • or a similar result in another official language test (recognized by the Host institution).


Step 1: The applicant submits his/her application to the Host institution. Internal deadlines set by the Host institution may differ

Step 2: The Host institution accepts the application of the candidate.

Step 3: The Host institution starts the application procedure for the Master Mind scholarship by creating the candidate’s application file in the Mobility-Online tool.

Step 4: The applicant receives an email generated by the Mobility-Online tool notifying him/her of being preselected for a Master Mind scholarship.

Step 5: The applicant registers in the Mobility-Online tool and completes his/her application file in the Mobility-Online tool before the deadline.

Documents to be uploaded:

  • Passport photo
  • International passport or national ID
  • Transcript of records; if written in another language than Dutch, French, German or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
  • English language test results or Letter of exemption provided by the Host university
  • Letter of motivation written in English
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home university, University of Applied sciences, School of Arts or recent employer written in English.
  • Copy of acquired diploma(s); if written in another language than Dutch, French, German or English, a certified translation must be enclosed.
  • 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.
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