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Full time September MSc 1 year

About the course

Taught in English, the Master is a one-year programme dealing with two of the most important fields of political science: European studies/governance and international politics/relations. It will allow Belgian and international students to acquire the skills and know-how needed for kickstarting a career in diplomacy, national and international institutions or related professional fields (such as lobbying, journalism, policy and academic research). 

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must have obtained at least a bachelor or undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
Language requirements

Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction.


Fees

The tuition fee is €980 for EEA students and €3,850 for non-EEA students.

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Student Profile(s)

Aina Errando

Studying in this programme has been one of the best decisions I have taken. It offers you the opportunity to get in touch with professional practitioners but also you are fully immersed in an international environment, with courses taught by up to date professors. It has enriched me both academically and personally.

If you have a passion for international and European politics, this programme is for you!

Sindija Armanovica

I wanted to strengthen my knowledge in EU affairs. Thanks to the professionalism of the academic staff, the multicultural environment, the location and the opportunities offered by Brussels, I have gained a competitive education that benefits me already.

Scholarships

The Master Mind Scholarships Fellowship Programme for Excellent Students is a scholarship programme offered by the Flemish government aiming to promote the internationalisation of the Flemish higher education.

Please note that you need to have applied for a place at the VUB and have received an offical letter of acceptance, issued by the VUB Education and Student Administration Office, before you can apply for the scholarship. Applications for a place at the VUB are possible from mid November on. (https://www.vub.be/en/studying-at-the-vub/how-to-apply#apply

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to 8.000 EUR/year

Eligibility

 only future master students can apply
 The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master programme of choice
 All nationalities can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders, Belgium.
 Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish (Belgian) higher education institution cannot apply.

Application Procedure

You must first apply for a study programme of own choice at the VUB (https://www.vub.be/en/studying-at-the-vub/how-to-apply#apply
Only students having received an offical letter of acceptance issued by the VUB-Education and Student Administration Office can apply for the scholarship.
Application deadline for a Master Mind scholarship is 28 February 2021 - 5 pm GMT+1
Application package should contain:
a. application form (can be obtained by sending email to international.relations@vub.ac.be)
b. copy of the letter of acceptance issued by the VUB-Education and Student Administration Office
c. copy of acquired degree(s) and Transcript(s) of records; if written in another language than Dutch, English, German or French, a certified translation into one of these languages must be enclosed
d. copy of official language test (TOEFL, IELTS or CEQS) - passing a language test is compulsory
e. letter of motivation (max 2 A4 pages)
f. two letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home university, written in English
Please note that incomplete applications or applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be taken into account.


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