Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Belgium
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: KU Leuven
  • Funded by: Erasmus Mundus
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to €9.000 a year and other stipends
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 13 April, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

Each scholarship recipient is allocated an annual sum of €9,000. For those living in a Program Country, travel expenses are covered with an additional €1,000 annually.

Scholarship holders residing in a Partner Country less than 4,000 kilometers away from KU Leuven will receive €2,000 annually for travel and an extra €1,000 for initial settlement costs.

For those from a Partner Country 4,000 kilometers or more distant from KU Leuven, the annual travel allowance increases to €3,000 plus €1,000 for installation expenses.

A monthly stipend of €1,000 is provided for the complete span of the Joint Master Degree program, with a cap at 24 months.

Find more scholarship benefits here.


Erasmus+ grants are designated for outstanding applicants with citizenship from one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries who have not resided or primarily engaged in activities (such as studies, training, or employment) for more than a cumulative 12 months in any Program Country within the past five years.

The definition of Partner Countries encompasses all nations except EU Member States, FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey.

Conversely, Program Countries include the 27 EU Member States plus FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey.

The residency restriction of 12 months is waived for candidates from Partner Countries who have been forced to seek asylum and have been granted refugee status in a Program Country.

The Consortium will determine the number of scholarships available each term based on the overall funding, the caliber of applicants, and the stipulations set by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

How to apply

Prospective students aiming to pursue education or research at KU Leuven must first submit an application and meet certain admission criteria. The Admissions Office collaborates with all university Faculties and Departments, encompassing all campuses, to handle admission-related affairs. Find all the information about applying here.

Additional Information

The EMM-Nano+ consortium is responsible for choosing applicants who qualify for a scholarship and arranging them based on the selection criteria. This prioritized list is then inputted into the EACEA database. After the selection process, KU Leuven will notify the successful candidates by sending them an email accompanied by an admission letter.

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