The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the U.S. and Belgium.  Awards are available to Belgian citizens pursuing their Master's degree in the U.S.

The fellowship for students pursuing an initial two-year Master's in the US is a non renewable grant of up to $60,000 for the first year ($40,000 for tuition and health insurance and a $20,000 stipend).  For the second year, the award is up to $40,000 for tuition and health insurance.  Fellows are expected to stay in the US for two full academic years. 

For students pursuing a complementary Master's degree in the US, the award amount is up to $58,000 which includes $40,000 towards tuition and health insurance and a stipend of $18,000.  Fellows are expected to stay in the US for a full academic year (nine months). 


  • Hold Belgian nationality
  • Have a good command of English and submit a TOEFL iBT score of at least 100/120 or IELTS of 7.5/9
  • Submit GRE results (VR>155, QR>155, AW>3.5) or equivalent graduate admission test results