Financing your MBA

If you need financial help to do the Executive MBA, you can use a loan or grant towards your tuition fees.

Grants and scholarships

  • The Female Leadership Grant
    Research shows that a company with a gender diverse board performs better financially. Yet only one in five board members in EU-listed companies are female. That’s why we offer the Vlerick Female Leadership Grant – so we can help more women prepare to take on senior roles and redress the balance.
  • The Social Impact Grant
    Societies across the world are powered and shaped by people who care –and whose business abilities and thinking are channelled into making life better for everyone. Vlerick is passionate about empowering these amazing individuals to have even greater impact.
  • The Innovative Entrepreneurship Grant
    The world needs innovation and entrepreneurship like never before. It needs business leaders who can think differently -and who can anticipate and influence change to move society forward. That’s why we want to help outstanding innovative entrepreneurs to have even greater impact.

The deadline for grant applications for the Combi programme is 5 September 2021 at 23:59. We notify winners by 15 September 2021.
The deadline for grant applications for the Weekend programme is 14 November 2021 at 23:59. We notify winners by 30 November 2021.

For more information on the grants, please contact the MBA Customer Relationship Manager you are in contact with, or [email protected]

Country-Specific options

Make sure you explore any options available in your home country. You may be able to get a grant or scholarship to help towards your studies – and you may get a tax reduction on the cost of your Executive MBA programme.
If you’re a German citizen, you can apply for a scholarship from Deutsche Bildung.

Funding for SMEs

  • Flanders-based SMEs

    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]


You can use a loan to pay for your tuition fees. Please get in touch with your bank to find out more – or email [email protected] for more information.

& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times