Financing your MBA


You can use a loan to pay for part or all of your tuition fees on the programme. You should explore any options available in your home country as well as loans from specialist providers.

Another model of financing is alumni-funded loans. These are provided by companies like Prodigy Finance. Unlike traditional lending, providers look at what your future earnings might be to assess affordability. And they lend money that includes donations and investments from Vlerick alumni.


We award scholarships on a merit basis – looking at personal and professional achievements and admissions test and interview results. The scholarships range from 10% to 50% of the tuition fee and they are awarded on a first come first served basis. Therefore, the earlier you apply, the higher your chances are of being awarded a scholarship.

  • Female Leadership:
    For women who are looking to become the business leaders of the future.
  • Diversity Scholarship:
    Designed to support participants from diverse backgrounds who have a global mind-set and cultural awareness.
  • Academic Scholarship:
    For candidates with a strong academic record – and a GMAT score over 680 or a GRE scaled score of 160 or more for the verbal part and 162 or more for the quantitative part.
  • Future Leader Scholarship:
    For candidates who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential.
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship:
    For candidates who demonstrate a strong track record of entrepreneurship or potential to launch their own business post-MBA.
  • MBA Event Scholarship:
    For candidates who have met one of our representatives face-to-face at regional MBA events.
  • Regional scholarships:
    WWe offer these to candidates who want to continue to work in their region after they get their MBA.
  • Sector-specific scholarships:
    If you want to grow your career in one of our key research areas – healthcare, retail and consumer goods, financial services or energy – you can apply for a sector-specific scholarship.
  • The Dirk Kuijper Endowment Fund:
    We use this fund to promote the international elements of our MBA programme.
  • EU Indian Scholarship:
    If you’re a permanent resident in India with a GMAT score of at least 650 or with a GRE scaled score of 157 or more for the verbal part and 159 or more for the quantitative part, you can apply for a scholarship towards your full-time MBA studies.
  • Vlerick spirit scholarship:
    For dynamic applicants open and willing to learn from other participants with very different and diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

How to apply for a scholarship?

If you’d like to apply for a Vlerick scholarship, you need to write an essay as part of your online application form. You do not have to indicate which scholarship you are applying for.

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]

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