Do you want to study in Belgium but you can’t afford to pay for tuition and all other college costs? You are not the only student with this problem and fortunately, here is where scholarships for international students come in to save the day. If you are an outstanding student with stellar academic achievements, then you should be more than eligible for most of the scholarships that are offered in Belgium. We know that finding the right scholarship program is not a simple task and this is why today we are going to present the top four best scholarships in Belgium for international students.
Top 4 Best Scholarships in Belgium
#1 VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships
We are going to kick things off with the VLIR-UOS scholarship program that awards up to 31 students with the chance to study in Belgium at the Flemish University or College. Students will take part in English taught Master’s programs and all their accommodation, international travel and tuition fees will be covered.
#2 Ghent University Top-Up Grants
Ghent is one of the most prestigious universities in Belgium and what makes it stand out from the rest is the fact that it offers Top-Up Grants to candidates from all countries that are featured on the OESO-DAC list. The main criteria is to obviously be an outstanding student and to want to obtain a Master’s Degree at Ghent University. A total of 10 scholarships are awarded per year and they offer a € 1000 allowance per month alongside all-in health insurance.
#3 ARES Scholarships
The ARES scholarship program has been designed to help international students pursue their one-year specialized Master’s Degree program or a 4-6 month advanced training course that is available in the following institution: Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium. A total of 150 Master’s scholarships are awarded each year and 70 training scholarships. In addition, the scholarship covers everything from travel expenses to registration fees and housing allowance.
#4 Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarship
The last scholarship program on our list is none other than the famous Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarship for international students. The program awards 30-40 scholarships to outstanding Master’s students from all countries. Here are the host institutions: KU Leuven / University of Leuven, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, Hasselt University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum €8,000 per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of a maximum of €1,100 per year.