Financing your programme

Explore the types of support you could get towards your fees

Joining a Vlerick programme can be a significant financial investment. But there are many financing options available to help towards your tuition fees – and we’re here to help you explore what types of support you might be eligible for.

This is a brief overview of the different types of support you may be able to access – from government subsidies to scholarships and grants.

Government support

KMO-portefeuille (Flanders)

If you work at a Flemish SME, you can apply for funding to put towards your programme fees. Our approval number is: DV.O105182. Learn more or email with any questions. 

Educational subsidy (Brussels)

Are you self-employed, or do you work for an SME in Brussels? Then, under certain conditions, you are entitled to an Educational Subsidy. You can find all of the conditions on the website of the Brussels-Capital Region. Please note: you must request this subsidy at least 1 month before the start of the educational programme.

Vlaams opleidingsverlof (Flanders)

If you’re an employee in the private sector, you may be able to apply for Vlaams opleidingsverlof (Flemish Training Leave). This means you can take time off from work to complete your programme – and still get paid. Your employer gets a lump sum to cover costs. Learn more.

These are the programmes that are eligible:

Scholarships and grants

Masters scholarships

We award scholarships based on academic achievement, personal profile or financial need. You can apply for a general masters scholarship or a partial scholarship for a specific masters programme:

MBA scholarships and grants

Vlerick Business School awards MBA scholarships based on academic achievement, personal profile or financial need. You can apply for 5 paths to choose from, depending on the programme you wish to start. 

The following scholarships exclusively apply to the Executive MBA (EMBA), European Executive MBA (EEMBA) and Online MBA (OMBA):

  • The Innovative Entrepreneurship Scholarship (all 3 programmes)
  • The Social Impact Scholarship (all 3 programmes)
  • The Female Empowerment Scholarship (all 3 programmes)
  • The Diversity Scholarship (EEMBA and OMBA)
  • The International Experience Scholarship (EEMBA)

Interested in the Full-Time MBA? Find out more about Full-Time MBA scholarships here.

For all inquiries about scholarship applications and deadlines, please contact

Social profit grant

This is for talented professionals who work at not-for-profit organisations and want to join one of our executive management programmes (excl. Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers & Leadership Transition Programme). We award a maximum of one grant per programme. The grant covers your programme fee and you or your organisation cover any additional costs (€50 per programme day for a short-term programme and €1,500 for an intensive programme. No additional costs for online programmes). 

For more info and to apply, go to Social Profit Grant

Discounts for open programmes

Alumni discount

When you become a member of Vlerick Alumni, you get 10% discount on all open programmes – including conferences. Learn more about becoming a member.

Paying in installments

Paying in installments

For the following programmes, you may be able to spread the cost of your studies by paying in installments: 

For open programmes, please get in touch with the product manager to learn more. For degree programmes, visit the individual programme page for more information. 

Loans (for Masters & MBA programmes)

Regular loans

A loan from your bank could cover your tuition fees. You can get in touch with your bank for more information – or contact your programme manager.

Prodigy Finance loans

Prodigy Finance offers loans to international students at the world’s top business schools. These loans could cover your living expenses and 100% of your tuition fees, minus any scholarship you may be awarded. Learn more.

International students

If you’re an international student, check whether there are funding opportunities in your home country for people who choose to study abroad.

Get in touch!