Science@Leuven Scholarships 2024/2025

The Faculty of Science and its alumni association Science@Leuven wishes to inform all interested international students who are good academically and well behave to apply for the ongoing Science@Leuven Scholarships. Applicants are required to submit their applications before the deadline date which is on the 15th February 2024.

Language requirements:

For all the English taught master programmes the following language requirements are requested. As the level of English is a selection criterium, these requirements are very important for applicants for the Scholarship.


All applicants must prove their proficiency in English. The accepted English proficiency tests are:

TOEFL iBT: minimum overall score of 94, with minimum subscores of 19 for Reading, 18 for Listening, 19 for Speaking and 21 for Writing
IELTS Academic test: minimum overall score of 7.0, with minimum subscores of 6.5 for Reading, 6.0 for Listening, 6.0 for Speaking and 6.0 for Writing
Advanced or Proficiency Cambridge Certificates: minimum score of 185, with at least 176 for reading and 169 for listening, speaking and writing.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet and prove the following requirements:

  • The applicants have not studied or worked at the University of Leuven before
  • The applicants have a bachelor degree from a non-Belgian university that gives them access to the master programme they are applying for
  • The applicants have not yet acquired a master degree or a PhD
  • The applicants can prove excellent study results during their former training. The applicants are expected to obtain at
  • Least Distinction during their studies at the KU Leuven
  • The applicants can prove a very strong knowledge of English ( TOEFL (minimum score 94 internet-based with at least 19 for reading, 18 for Listening, 19 for speaking and 21 for writing) or IELTS (minimum score 7 overall, whilst at least 6,5 for reading, 6 for listening, 6 for speaking and 6 for writing)
  • The applicants show strong motivation to follow a master programme at the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven
  • The applicants have two reference letters from internationally renowned professors
  • The applicants are willing to act as ambassador for the programme.


The students that have been awarded a scholarship will be asked to sign a contract that stipulates the conditions of acceptance.

Programme available:

For the following masters you can apply for the Scholarship :

Students applying for the QASS-programme of the Master of Statistics are excluded from the Science@Leuven Scholarship, as this programme requires a master diploma, which is not allowed for the Science@Leuven Scholarship.

Note: Do not apply for the Scholarship if you are interested in another Master Programme. Your application will not be considered.

Application Procedure:

Please read the application instructions carefully.

  • Apply for the master programme of your choice through the application tool of the KU Leuven.
  • Upload the following information via the KU Leuven application tool:
  1. a complete list of course titles for which you have obtained a credit (Transcript of Records).
  2. Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result you obtained, preferably according to the ECTS-scale
  3. If a different scale is used, please provide a summary explanation on the meaning of the scores
  4. provide a short (about one half to one page) description for the courses from your previous/current programme that you deem most relevant as a preparation for the master programme that you are considering.
  5. Describe the courses according to the standard guidelines for an ECTS-study guide (example).
  6. Two reference letters of internationally renowned professors
  7. A letter of motivation for the programme.
  • When you have completed and submitted your application for the master’s programme, you will get a message on the screen that you succesfully submitted the application.
  • Take a screen shot of this message.
  • You will have to upload the screenshot when you register for the Science@Leuven Scholarship.
  • In case you were unable to take a screen shot of this message, you can also upload another screen shot proving that your application was submitted.

How to Apply:

  • Apply for the Science@Leuven Scholarship using the link provided below>> Apply for Science@Leuven Scholarship now
  • Your registration is complete after you have received an email stating that you have been registered for the Science@Leuven Scholarship.

Important Notice

Only students who have complied with all the above requirements will be considered for the Scholarship.
You can apply for the scholarship immediately after you have applied for a certain programme, you do not need to wait until you are accepted by the master’s programme. However your application for the scholarship will not be considered when it is clear that you will not be accepted for the master’s programme.

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