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Science@Leuven Scholarships for Masters at K.U.Leuven University in Belgium, 2024

The Science@Leuven Scholarships are available for international students in Belgium funded by KU Leuven for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Faculty of Science and its alumni association Science@Leuven are proud to announce the Science@Leuven Awards for the international master programme within the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven.

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The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also known as KU Leuven or the University of Leuven, is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.

Application Deadline: 15th of February 2024

Brief Description

  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for the international master’s programme.
  • Awards: The amount of the scholarship can be up to 10.000 Euro for 1 year. The Board of the Science@Leuven Fund will decide exactly how much a scholarship will be. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary. If a student is awarded a full scholarship of 10.000 Euro, it is still advisable to bring some extra money.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International students and EEA/non-EEA citizens
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium


  • Eligible Countries: International students and EEA/non-EEA citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Study Subject: Motivated and talented international students interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven are invited to apply for a scholarship. For the following masters you can apply for the Scholarship:
    • Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Master of Biology
    • Master of Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology
    • Master of Chemistry
    • Master of Geography
    • Interuniversity Master of Geology (only students applying for the specialisation Geodynamics and Georesources or Surface processes and Paleoenvironments can apply for the scholarship.  Students applying for the other specialisations (enrollment at Ghent University) will not be considered for the scholarship.)
    • Master of Mathematics
    • Master of Physics
    • Master of Statistics
    • Erasmus Mundus Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling
    • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable and Territorial Development

    Students applying for the two latter programmes can only qualify for the Scholarship when they register at the KU Leuven as the main university.

  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet and prove the following requirements:
    • The applicants have not studied or worked at the University of Leuven before,
    • The applicants have a bachelor degree from a foreign university that gives them access to the master programme they are applying for,
    • The applicants have not yet acquired a master degree or a PhD,
    • The applicants can prove excellent study results during their former training,
    • The applicants can prove very strong knowledge of English,
    • The applicants show strong motivation to follow a master programme at the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven
    • The applicants are willing to act as ambassador for the programme.

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How to Apply

Applicants have to apply for the master programme of their choice through the application form of the KU Leuven. Apply for the Science@Leuven Scholarship via this link.

  • After having completed the application form of the official KULeuven application page, applicants register. The id-account asked is the same account as on the application form of the KU Leuven.
  • Additional to the information required by the KU Leuven, the applicants also upload the following information through their application form of the KU Leuven:
    • A complete list of course titles for which they have obtained a credit Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result they obtained, preferably according to the ECTS-scale; if a different scale is used, please provide a summary explanation on the meaning of the scores;
    • For the courses that they deem most relevant as a preparation for the master that they are considering, provide a short (about one half to one page) description according to the standard guidelines for an ECTS-study guide.
    • Two reference letters of internationally renowned professors
    • A letter of motivation for the programme.
  • English Language Requirements: For all the English taught master programmes the following language requirements are requested.  This is even more so for applicants for the Scholarship.  The level of English is a selection criterium.
  • Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language proficiency.* Applicants with a university degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified diploma and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire university study was completed in English. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted as evidence even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.
    * Other applicants should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: TOEFL (minimum score 94 internet-based with at least 19 for reading, 18 for Listening, 19 for speaking and 21 for writing) or IELTS (minimum score 7 overall, whilst at least 6,5 for reading, 6 for listening, 6 for speaking and 6 for writing). No other proficiency tests will be accepted, and absolutely no application will be considered without such a test certificate.

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