Subsidies and financial benefits

Vlerick Alumni: 10% discount for alumni members

Vlerick alumni members benefit from a 10% discount on Vlerick executive education programmes.

Visit the Alumni website for more information on the Vlerick Alumni membership formulas and eligibility.

Flanders: KMO-portefeuille

If you work at a Flemish SME, you could use the ‘KMO-portefeuille’ to partially fund your educational programme at Vlerick Business School. Note that you can perfectly apply for the subsidy without having received your invoice yet. So no need to wait for it to apply.

All info and recent updates are available at: (Dutch-language website).

Vlerick Business School’s approval number is: DV.O105182.

For further questions, please contact:

Vlerick Business School
Accounting Department
T: +32 9 210 98 01
E: [email protected]

The Brussels-Capital Region: subsidies for SMEs

Self-employed people and SMEs located in one of the 19 Brussels boroughs can apply for a subsidy at the Brussels-Capital Region.

All info is available on the website of the Brussels Region  (Dutch- & French-language website).

Vlerick Social Profit Grants

Read more about the Vlerick Social Profit Grants here: Vlerick Social Profit Grants


Masters students & full-time MBA students can apply for a scholarship on the grounds of merit & need.

Vlaams Opleidingsverlof (Flemish Training Leave)

You’re an employee in the private sector? Then, under certain conditions, you are entitled to the Vlaams Opleidingsverlof (Flemish Training Leave). This means that you may be absent from work to participate in training, while your wages continue to be paid. After the training, your employer receives a lump sum as compensation. The following programmes are eligible for Flemish Training Leave:

  • Management Acceleration Programme 102 hours = €2172,60
  • Executive Development Programme 126 hours = €2683,80
  • Advanced Management Programme 126 hours = 2683,80
  • Digital Leadership 34 hours = €724,20
  • SME Challenge 48 hours = €1022,4
  • Executive Master Class in Supply Chain Management 126 hours = €2683,80
  • Financial Management for Non-financial Managers 42 hours = €894,6
  • Management for the Hospital Professional 68 hours = €1448,4

For more information and recent updates, please visit: – where you’ll also find the Vlerick programmes that qualify for the Vlaams Opleidingsverlof (Flemish Training Leave). Just take a look here and make your choice from our wide offering. You have more questions? Then, please contact the Flemish info line at: 1700.

& Rankings

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