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School of Thinking

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the programme must fulfil the following admission criteria:

Regular track

  • Formal requirement: A Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Language proficiency: Fluent English is required and is subject of self-assessment of the applicant. Applicants do not need to submit a proof of their linguistic competence.
  • Application: A short (e-mail) application letter in which the applicant (1.) provides the reasons for applying, (2.) explains their expectations, (3.) gives a short account of their academic and professional background, and (4.) provides a self-assessment of their English language proficiency.

VUB research track

  • Formal requirement: An active status of a MA, MSc, PhD student of the VUB or of a researcher employed by the VUB.
  • Language proficiency: Fluent English is required and is subject of self-assessment of the applicant. Applicants do not need to submit a proof of their linguistic competence.
  • Application: An short (e-mail) application letter (acknowledged by the applicant’s research advisor) in which the applicant (1.) provides the reasons for applying, (2.) explains their expectations, (3.) gives a short account of their academic and professional background, (4.) provides a self-assessment of their English language proficiency and (5.) presents their proposed Individual Study Plan (see ‘VUB Research Track‘).

Fees

The regular price for the full postgraduate programme, if completed within one academic year, has been set at €4.490. In case a student does not complete the program within one academic year and needs to continue a second year, a fee of €850 is charged for each additional year.

For a limited number of eligible students admitted to the VUB Research Track (maximum 6 seats per edition) the price is reduced to €950. In case a student does not complete the VUB Research Track within one academic year and needs to continue a second year, a fee of €850 is charged for each additional year.

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‘Year Alpha’ (2019/2020), Regular Track: The admissions have ended on August 20 and all available places have been booked.

‘Year Alpha’ (2019/2020), VUB Research Track: Five scholarships available (a short notice call)!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use the Flemish ‘kmo-portefeuille‘ support to participate in this programme?

Yes. We are registered in the ‘kmo-portefeuille’ database of service providers. Here are the details:

  • Dienstverlener: Center Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Registratienummer: DV.O236317
  • Dienst: Opleiding
  • Geregistreerd van: 23/09/2019 tot: 31/12/2027

2. How and when will I receive the invoice?

The VUB invoices are generated and distributed automatically by the central services of the university. This usually happens at the beginning of October.

3. I need to have my employer’s/my company’s details on the invoice. Where should I send the details?

Please send your request to studentenadministratie@vub.be.

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