All highly qualified students who wish to study English taught a one-year master degree at the KU Leuven are invited to apply for the Wilfried Martens Scholarship.
This award is open for students from the non-EU Member States commencing their study at the university during the academic year 2020-2021.
Founded in 1425, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is a research university and offers international degree programmes in virtually every academic discipline. It is highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focused and committed to international excellence.
Wilfried Martens funding for International Students in Belgium, 2020
- University: KU Leuven
- Course Level: Master degree
- Award: Varies
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: Students from the non-EU Member States
- Eligible Countries: Applicants from all provinces and regions of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: To pursue a master degree programme will be awarded in any subject offered by the university.
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Applicants must have a 4 Year University Degree (3-year Bachelors + 1 year Masters) or (4-year Bachelors of 240 ECTS Credits):
- Accepted degrees are in the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics or Contemporary European History. For a complete list: see Rules of procedure1.
- Degree grade achieved should be ‘cum laude’ (‘honours’ / ‘distinction’ / Upper Second Class / 3.5 GPA).
- How to Apply: To start your application at KU Leuven, login to the web app and complete your personal data fields and complete the online application form and submit your recommendation letters.
- Supporting Documents: Applicants need relevant documents to be uploaded onto the online application file:
- PDF scans of the original university diploma(s)
- PDF scans of the original transcripts of academic records. If these documents are not in English, Dutch, French, or German, please arrange for these documents to be translated by a registered translator. These documents must also be certified by the educational institution that issues them or by a national authority.
- An official explanation of the grading system used in the academic institution(s) where the student pursued his/her graduate studies;
- Proof of proficiency in English (i.e. TOEFL or IELTS);
- Motivation letter (+/- 2 pages) regarding your application for the Master of European Politics and Policies and (as a condition sine que non) why applying for the Wilfried Martens Scholarship;
- Scan of passport/ID.
- Admission Requirements: The applicants must degree grade achieved should be ‘cum laude’ (‘honours’ / ‘distinction’ / Upper Second Class / 3.5 GPA).
- Language Requirement: Applicants whose native language is not English are required to prove that they are a C-level on the Common Framework of Reference level of the Council of Europe. The MEPP programme only accepts two tests as valid: 2/2 o TOEFL: minimum of 600 pt. (paper-based test), 250 pt. (computer-based test) or 100 pt. (internet-based test) o IELTS: minimum band 7.0-7.5 o For students whose undergraduate or previous studies have been completed in English (for four years), copies of transcripts and diplomas can act as proof of English proficiency.
The Scholarship includes:
- Monthly paid (September-June) living expenses
- Tuition Fee
- Affiliation with a Belgian Health Insurance Company
- Third-Party Liability Insurance.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020