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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.

Apply

In order to register for the 2019/2020 academic year please send your application letter (see ‘Admission Requirements‘ above) by e-mail to Marta Lenartowicz no later than 20.08.2019. All applications are being reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once your application has been reviewed and you have received a confirmation that your place is booked, please register via the VUB admissions system no later than 31.08.2019. If you need help in filing in the online form please consult the ‘VUB Application Manual‘.

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