Science Scholarships for International Students at KU Leuven University Belgium

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Scholarship Description:

The University KU Leuven is offering Scholarships for motivated and talented international students who are interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science.


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Degree level:

Master’s Programmes.

Field of Study:

Science Subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Statistics.

Scholarship Award:

The amount of the scholarship can be up to 10.000 Euro for 1 year. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary.

For two-year Master’s programmes, the scholarship for the second master year will be only be continued on the condition that the student had outstanding results the first master year.


International students

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet and prove the following requirements:

have not studied or worked at the University of Leuven before,

have a bachelor degree from a foreign university that gives them access to the master programme they are applying for,

have not yet acquired a master degree or a PhD,

can prove excellent study results during their former training,

the applicants can prove a very strong knowledge of EnglishTOEFL (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),

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.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS.  The students that have been awarded a scholarship will be asked to sign a contract that stipulates the conditions of acceptance.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Apply for the master programme of your choice through the application tool of the KU Leuven. Please read the application instructions carefully.

 upload the following information via the KU Leuven application tool:

a complete list of course titles for which you have obtained a credit. Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result you obtained, preferably according to the ECTS-scale; if a different scale is used, please provide a summary explanation on the meaning of the scores;

provide a short (about one half to one page) description for the courses from your previous/current programme that you deem most relevant as a preparation for the master programme that you are considering. Describe the courses according to the standard guidelines for an ECTS-study guide (example).

two reference letters of internationally renowned professors;

a letter of motivation for the programme.

When you have completed and submitted your application for the master’s programme, you will get a message on the screen that you successfully submitted the application.

  • IMPORTANT! Take a screen shot of this message. You will have to upload the screenshot when you register for the Science@Leuven Scholarship.


Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

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