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Where extraordinary talent meets its match

Discover our Scholarships

Apply for one of our Vlerick Spirit scholarships

At Vlerick we're determined to attract the very best talent from all corners of the world. Which is why we award several scholarships to applicants with an outstanding profile and clear Vlerick spirit. What is more, thanks to our corporate and alumni sponsors we are able to award a limited number of full scholarships covering the entire tuition fee.

Financing your Masters

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. We process applications for our Masters programmes on a rolling basis as of October, for the September intake. If you want to be considered for one of our full scholarships, make sure to submit your scholarship application together with your programme application before February.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • Academic Merit Scholarship: Provide us with proof of your excellent academic track record and get a scholarship of up to 50%. To qualify for this scholarship:
      • You need study results equal to great or greatest distinction at Bachelors level for Belgian degrees or study results within top 20% of class at Bachelors level for non-Belgian degrees.

      • You need to have obtained outstanding GMAT/GMAT Focus (> 700/> 655) or GRE (> 164 quantitative and > 163 verbal) scores.  

         For specialised programmes only.

Profile-specific Scholarship

  • Science Talent Scholarship (Exact sciences, Technology, Engineering): Are you a candidate with an outstanding academic record in the field of STEM who shows leadership potential? If so – and if you pass the admissions test with a great overall performance – you might get a scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee. We thank the Martine & Philippe Van den Poel-Haspeslagh Fund and the Marion Debruyne Fund for sponsoring two full scholarships in this category. Applicants who fit the criteria will automatically be considered for this full scholarship.

    For our Masters in Financial Management programme and Masters in International Management & Strategy programme.

Diversity & Equality Scholarships

  • Women Scholarships: Are you a woman with an outstanding academic record who shows leadership potential and a passion for one of the fields below? If so, and if you pass our admissions test with a great overall performance, you might get a scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee.
  • Equal Opportunity Scholarship: We value social diversity and we encourage individual commitment. For this partial scholarship, of up to 50%, you need to either represent diversity (e.g., belong to a minority group or an underprivileged community) or actively promote diversity and inclusion, by engaging in long-term initiatives that have a clear social impact. We thank alumnus Jan Toye for sponsoring a full scholarship in this category. Applicants who fit the criteria will be automatically considered for this full scholarship.

    For all Masters programmes.

Need-based Scholarship

  • Financial need scholarship: This scholarship can be combined with other scholarships. To apply, you will need a realistic financial plan and proof of financial need (e.g. through previous scholarships or grants). The scholarship allocation and amount are decided on a case-by-case basis. We thank MGM1973 alumni, MGM1990 alumni and MGM1999 alumni for each sponsoring a full scholarship and 3d Investors for sponsoring three full scholarships, in this category. Applicants who fit the criteria will automatically be considered for this full scholarship.

    For all Masters programmes.

If you're planning to apply for a scholarship, make sure you apply early and submit your scholarship applications alongside your application file. Please check the application form for full conditions.

Success stories

women in finance scholarship

“During the year at Vlerick, I gained in-depth knowledge, practical experience, confidence, built a lot of connections and learned so much about business, finance and myself as well. I grew tremendously in terms of professional and personal development. I chose to apply for the Women in Finance Scholarship, because I truly believe in promoting and supporting women in finance leadership roles, which are still greatly dominated by men.”


“Vlerick opened my eyes to a whole world of opportunities. During my Masters year I discovered many possible career paths which I had never imagined before. In the end of the year, I can say I felt confident to pursue not only my old goals, but also the new ones I had developed. I am very glad I could learn more about myself as a professional and that during the journey I got in touch with so many inspiring people that I will hopefully meet once again someday.”


“Perhaps, more than just being able to dissect a business case in such a short period of time or coming up with the right solution, I really valued how Vlerick taught me to handle the pressure, manage my time, and create a good working atmosphere with my colleagues. All these soft skills made me who I am right now: a better leader and a better team player.”

Get in touch!

Mounia Bouhlal

Mounia Bouhlal

Masters Admissions & Recruitment Officer