Scholarships incoming students

There are various scholarships for international students, depending on their country of origin, study programme,... . Below you can find more information about the scholarships.


New call for academic year 2024-2025 open!

The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards Mastermind scholarships to students from around the world for a master's programmes in Flanders and Brussels. A Master Mind Scholarship includes a grant of €10.000 and a tuition fee waiver per academic year (60 ECTS). Master Mind Scholarship holders only pay an administrative enrolment fee. The grant is paid in instalments and covers accommodation costs, insurances and a significant amount of their living expenses.

Eligibility criteria

The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance:

  • a Grade Point Average of 3.5 out of 4.0:
  • a sufficient knowledge of the English language:
    • an overall band score of min. 7.0 on the IELTS test;
    • a min. total score of 94 on a TOEFL test;
    • a C1 level on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
    • or similar results in another official English language test;
    • online language tests of IELTS and TOEFL will also be accepted.
  • Only students who are currently not enrolled at a Flemish higher education institution are eligible (exception: international students who are enrolled in a preparatory programme in order to start a master's programme in September).
  • Students who enrol for only a preparatory programme, a bridging programme or a distance learning programme are not eligible.
  • All nationalities (except for Russian) can apply, but the previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders.
  • Students can not combine this scholarship with another scholarship from the Flemish government or an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Application procedure

  • Step 1: Submit a completed application file (including all the mandatory documents) for the relevant Master programme at UHasselt (see application procedure) before the deadline of the specific master programme.
  • Step 2: Complete this Master Mind application form by 15/03/2024  Please note that you need to upload the following documents in the application form:
    • 2 recommendation letters from professors of your (previous) Home university, University or recent employer written in English. Please merge the 2 letters in 1 PDF document and upload the document here.
    • Students applying for Master of Management or Master of Transportation Sciences also have to upload their admission letter from Hasselt University.


  • March 15: deadline for applications at Hasselt University
  • April: selected candidates will be contacted to complete the Master Mind online application.
  • April 28: Final deadline for application at Flemish Government
  • June: Flemish selection commission announces the selection results.

Contact UHasselt: Niels Lambrichts

ICP Master of Statistics

The International Course programme (ICP) is a 2-year international and multidisciplinary training in statistics. It combines a solid study of fundamental methodology with up-to-date training.

More information: Master of Statistics and Data Science - ICP.

ICP Master of Transportation sciences

The International Course programme (ICP) is a high-quality international master programme of 2 years (on-campus) or 3 years (by distance learning) on traffic safety or transport planning & policy.

More information: Master of Transportation sciences - ICP

Please be careful when applying for other scholarships. An admission letter to study at Hasselt University always comes directly from Hasselt University and from an official e-mail address ending with