KU Leuven officially known as Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, is a research university located in the city of Leuven, Belgium. It’s one of the most renowned and oldest universities in Europe. It provides teaching, research, and services in the natural sciences, humanities, engineering, law, medicine, business, and social sciences.
The Faculty of Science of Ku Leuven university and its alumni association Science@Leuven offers the Science@Leuven Scholarships to outstanding students who wish to enroll in a master program at the faculty of science.
- Host University: Ku Leuven;
- Host Country: Belgium;
- Study Level: Masters;
- Scholarship Type: Partial Funding
- Available Subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics and Statistics.
- Scholarship Worth: up to 10.000 Euro;
- Application Deadline: 15th February, 2021.
Scholarship benefits and amount:
The scholarship amount can go up to 10,000€ for one year. It covers the tuition fee for one year, as well as the insurance and basic health insurance coverage. As for the amount offered for living expenses can vary.
The duration of most master programs at the faculty of science is two years, for students to continue receiving the scholarship in their second master year they must maintain a satisfactory academic record.
Eligible master’s program:
International students must be interested in one of the following international Master programs for their application to be considered:
- Master of Chemistry.
- Master of Geography.
- Interuniversity Master of Geology (only students who are applying for Surface processes and Paleoenvironments or specialization Geodynamics and Georesources are eligible to apply for the scholarship).
- Master of Physics.
- Master of Statistics.
In order to be considered for the Science@Leuven Scholarships students must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must not have already studied or worked at the University of Leuven.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor degree from a foreign university that gives them access to the eligible master program they are applying for.
- Applicants have not yet obtained a master degree or a Ph.D.
- Applicants must be able to prove excellent study records during their former training.
- Applicants must be able to prove very strong knowledge of the English language, by providing English language proficiency test results such as TOEFL (minimum score 94 with at least 19 for reading, 21 for writing, 19 for speaking and 18 for Listening) or IELTS (minimum score 7 overall, with at least 6,5 for reading, 6 for writing, 6 for speaking and 6 for listening).
- Applicants must be highly motivated to follow a master program at the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven.
- Applicants must be willing to act as ambassadors for the master’s program they are applying for.
How to apply:
– Interested students must apply for a master program through the application portal of the KU Leuven before applying for the scholarship.
– Upload the following information via the application portal:
- A list of course titles for which they have obtained a credit. Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result they obtained, if it’s not according to the ECTS-scale, students are required to provide a summary explanation on the meaning of the scores;
- Provide a brief description of the courses from their previous/current program that they consider most relevant as a preparation for the master program that you are applying for. The Description must be according to the standard guidelines for an ECTS-study guide.
- Two recommendation letters of internationally renowned professors;
- A motivation letter for the master’s program.
When submitting their application for the master’s program, the student will receive a message on the screen confirming that the application has been successfully submitted, which they will have to screenshot as they will need it to apply for the scholarship.
After that, students can apply for the science@Leuven Scholarship online.