Full time September MSc 2 years
Business & Management (5) Economics (10)

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic world of international business? Look no further than our exciting programme, "International Business." This comprehensive 2-year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive as an international manager. With a diverse range of modules, you'll explore the current global economic landscape, delve into advanced business concepts, and learn how to navigate the complexities of international trade. Plus, in your second year, you can tailor your studies by choosing from a selection of elective courses. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from world-class professors and industry professionals. Join us and embark on a journey towards a successful future in international business.

About the course

Looking for a master's degree with an international, multidisciplinary, hands-on and individual programme after obtaining your bachelor's degree in business economics, business administration or management? Then our master in International Business might be what you are looking for!

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Entry Requirements

Prospective students with foreign (non-Belgian) degrees will undergo an evaluation based on their academic background, results, motivation, and language skills.
Prospective students must have an academic bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, International Business, Business Economics or a similar field.
Proof of English proficiency is compulsory and can be documented by the following certificates:
- having successfully completed secondary or higher education with English as the unique language of instruction;
- having successfully completed Belgian secondary education;
- A language test: TOEFL IBT (min. 79), IELTS (min. 6.5), ITACE (min. B2) or Cambridge English (min. scale score 170) are accepted.


The tuition fee for 2024-2025 will be:
EU/EEA students: 1116 €/year
Non EU/EEA students 4600 €/year

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Where is Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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Student Profile

Jhon Viloria

I chose VUB for my postgraduate studies because of its high academic level, high quality teachers, and it is recognised worldwide as one of the educational institutions.

My time at VUB taught me to improve myself and be more resilient.

If you work hard, you will achieve your objectives.


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.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to 8.000 EUR/year


 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.

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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