Financing your programme

Explore the types of support you could get towards your fees

Joining a Vlerick programme can be a significant financial investment. But there are many financing options available to help towards your tuition fees – and we’re here to help you explore what types of support you might be eligible for.

This is a brief overview of the different types of support you may be able to access – from government subsidies to scholarships and grants.

Government support

KMO-portefeuille (Flanders)

If you work at a Flemish SME, you can apply for funding to put towards your programme fees. Our approval number is: DV.O105182. Learn more or email with any questions.

SME subsidies (Brussels)

If you’re self-employed or work at an SME in Brussels, you can apply for a subsidy from the Brussels-Capital Region. Find out more.

Vlaams opleidingsverlof (Flanders)

If you’re an employee in the private sector, you may be able to apply for Vlaams opleidingsverlof (Flemish Training Leave). This means you can take time off from work to complete your programme – and still get paid. Your employer gets a lump sum to cover costs. Learn more.

These are the programmes that are eligible:

Scholarships and grants

Masters scholarships

We award scholarships based on academic achievement, personal profile or financial need. You can apply for a general masters scholarship or a partial scholarship for a specific masters programme:

MBA scholarships and grants

We offer scholarships and grants for MBA candidates – find out more about our full-time MBA and Executive MBA options.

Social profit grant

This is for talented professionals who work at not-for-profit organisations and want to join one of our executive management programmes. We award a maximum of one grant per programme. The grant covers your programme fee and you or your organisation cover any additional costs. 

To apply, you need to have managerial responsibilities – and you need to show how participating in the programme will help your organisation succeed. If your organisation is registered here, you can apply online. If you’re based outside Belgium, email to find out more. 

Discounts for open programmes

Alumni discount

When you become a member of Vlerick Alumni, you get 10% discount on all open programmes – including conferences. Learn more about becoming a member.

Paying in installments

Paying in installments

For the following programmes, you may be able to spread the cost of your studies by paying in installments: 

For open programmes, please get in touch with the product manager to learn more. For degree programmes, visit the individual programme page for more information. 

Loans (for Masters & MBA programmes)

Regular loans

A loan from your bank could cover your tuition fees. You can get in touch with your bank for more information – or contact your programme manager.

Prodigy Finance loans

Prodigy Finance offers loans to international students at the world’s top business schools. These loans could cover up to 100% of your fees, minus any scholarship you may be awarded. Learn more.

International students

If you’re an international student, check whether there are funding opportunities in your home country for people who choose to study abroad.

Get in touch!