Applicants to the programme must fulfil the following admission criteria:
- Formal requirement: A Master’s degree or equivalent.
- Language proficiency: Fluent English is required and is subject to 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.
The Research Track of the SoT is currently undergoing a reorganisation and will not be admitting new students until the 2022/2023 academic year.
The tuition fee for the full postgraduate programme (Regular track), if completed within one academic year, amounts to €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.
Please note that if you have a non-Belgian diploma, you will be charged a €50 application fee in the initial steps of your formal registration. This fee will be later deducted from your tuition fee, so the overall cost of participation in the programme will remain unchanged.
The tuition fees are invoiced after the formal registration process is complete (usually no sooner than in October).
Regular Track: We are now accepting applications for the third edition of the PG School of Thinking – Regular Track (‘Year Delta’ 2021-2022).
In order to book a place, please send your application letter to Marta Lenartowicz. Your (email) letter should include: (1.) your reasons for applying, (2.) your expectations, (3.) a short account of your academic and professional background, and (4.) a self-assessment of your English language proficiency (this will waive the formal requirement for providing an official language certificate).
Application letters are being reviewed continuously, on a first-come, first-served basis, until the following deadlines:
- 27 September 2021: for MA/MSc graduates from Flemish universities;
- 29 August 2021: for all other applicants.
Once your place is booked, you will be invited to formally register via the central application system of the VUB.
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: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Registratienummer: DV.O103793
- Dienst: Opleiding
2. How and when will I receive the invoice?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Can I use the Flemish ‘opleidingsverlof‘ to participate in this programme?
Unfortunately, our programme does not qualify for the educational leave. In its current version, the Flemish educational leave subsidy scheme is meant for more specifically job-oriented competences, with a mandatory component of a practical professional training. Our curriculum is designed in a more generalist way and focuses solely on competences that are transferrable and applicable to any domain.
5. May I see the exact schedule?
The detailed schedule can be found in the ‘Workflows’ section of the website – see the menu in the top right corner. Once the programme starts, your Year’s workflow page will be providing links to all assignment files, reading bundles, and other shared documents.