Financing your MBA

If you need financial help to fund your MBA, you can use a loan or grant to pay for your tuition.


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

Alumni-funded loans
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 both academic excellence and personal and professional achievements.

  • Female Leadership:
    For women who are looking to become the business leaders of the future.
  • Diversity Scholarship:
    Designed to support students 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:
    We offer these to candidates from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East 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 students with very different and diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship:
    For students from any country who will be studying a master’s degree abroad at a European university or graduate school.

How to apply?

If you’d like to apply for a Vlerick scholarship, you need to write an essay as part of your online application form.

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