Belgium: Fully Funded Hasselt University Masters Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries,2019

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The Flemish Inter-university Council offers 12 scholarships each year at Hasselt University. Scholarships are available for pursuing ICP Master’s programme Master of Statistics.

Hasselt University’s Master of Statistics acquired accreditation from the prestigious Royal Statistical Society.

Candidates who wish to apply have to demonstrate the good command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Country of Study: Belgium Institution/ University: Hasselt University
Application Deadline: Feb 1st, 2019 Level of Study: Masters degree


Hasselt University is a university with campuses in Hasselt and Diepenbeek, Belgium. It was officially established in 1971, as the Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC). On June 15, 2005 the university changed its name to Hasselt University.

Currently, the universities of Hasselt and Maastricht work together as the Transnational University Limburg (tUL). Together with Hogeschool PXL, it established the Limburg Association of Higher Education (AUHL).

The rector of the university currently is Prof. Luc de Schepper, the vice rectors are Prof. Karin Coninx and Prof. Jean-Michel Rigo.



The Flemish Inter-university Council

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Allowance as of September 2018 (this includes the accommodation and family allowance): € 1150/month;
  • Several one-time payments;
  • Insurance, international travel and tuition fee.

Study Subject:

Scholarships are awarded in the field of Statistics.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nationality and Country of Residence: a candidate should be a national and resident of one of the following 31 countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application:
    • Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
    • Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
    • Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
  • Age: the maximum age for a Master programme candidate is 35 years. The candidate cannot exceed this age on January 1 of the intake year.
  • Language requirements:
    Candidates who wish to apply have to demonstrate good command of the English language, both spoken and written.English language skills need to be confirmed by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or any recognised proficiency test:

    • a TOEFL score report (paper-based: score 550 or more, computerbased: score 213 or more, internet-based: score 79-80)
    • IELTS certificate (overall band score 6.0)

The English Language Test can be waived on the basis of an interview or if English language proficiency is proven otherwise (e.g. if education or part of it was in English or if English is a national language in your home country).


2 years

Application Procedure:

UHasselt screens all applicants and submits a shortlist of candidates for the scholarship. The Flemish Government makes the final selection on the basis of this shortlist.

To apply for the Master Mind scholarship, students need to complete the following steps:

Step 1:Complete your application and upload all documents for the relevant Master programme at UHasselt (see application procedure) 

Step 2: A new call will be launched by January 2019. Please keep an eye on this website, as you will have to complete an additional application form before mid-February.
Please note that you have to complete step 1 first and on time (before the application deadline of your specific master programme) in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Potential candidates will be screened by the selection committee of the relevant master programme and will be contacted in the beginning of April to complete the Master Mind online application.

The Flemish selection commission will announce the selection results in June.

Scholarship page




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