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Fellowships Fellowships

2011 2011

The Belgian American Educational Foundation


The Belgian American Educational Foundation

“To enable young men and women without means to secure graduate education…”

Established on Jan 9, 1920

Letter of H. Hoover, 31stAmerican President to L. Delacorix, Belgian Prime Minister (1919)


Types of Fellowships Types of Fellowships

 Fellowship for Study

 Fellowship for Research

 Fellowship for Biomedical engineering research

 Fellowship for MBA studies or similar

management degrees


Fellowship for Study Fellowship for Study

 Graduate Study

◦ Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year (9 months)

◦ Stipend $15,000

◦ Tuition and fees up to $30,000

◦ Health insurance

 Music Study

◦ Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year (9 months)

◦ Stipend $15,000

◦ Tuition and fees up to $25,000

◦ Health insurance


Fellowship for Research Fellowship for Research

 Non-renewable grant for 1 year

 Stipend of

◦ $20,000 for pre-doctoral research

◦ $35,000 for post-doctoral research

 Health insurance of max $1,000


Fellowship for Biomedical Fellowship for Biomedical

engineering research engineering research

◦ made available by the Henri Benedictus Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation

 Non-renewable grant for 1 year

 Stipend of $40,000

 Health insurance included



Elgibility requirements requirements

 For all programs

◦ Be a Belgian citizen

 For Henri Benedictus Fund fellowship you should be affiliated as a

researcher at least for two years with a Belgian university if not a Belgian citizen

◦ Have a Belgian University degree (second cycle)

◦ Have an outstanding academic record

◦ Have a good command in English (TOEFL iBT 100/120 or IELTS)

 Application limits

◦ No more than 4 years after Masters degree for graduate study fellowship

◦ No more than 3 years of post-doctoral research


Application Process Application Process

 All year round

◦ Online eligibility screening (www.baef.be)

 October 31

◦ Single deadline for application files for study or research fellowships

 To start in the US by August (study) until Dec 31 (research) of the following year

 November 15

◦ 3 Reference letters

 End November

◦ Research : Official invitation letter


Online eligibility screening

Online eligibility screening

( ( www.baef.be www.baef.be ) )


Application file Application file

 Application file by October 31

◦ Personal and Educational coordinates

◦ Autobiographical essay (of no more than 1 page)

◦ A carefully prepared statement

 the reasons why you wish to study in the U.S.

 a plan of the studies/research you propose to undertake

 the benefits you expect to obtain from such study

◦ Your choice of American Universities

 Study : minimum three different US universities although we recommend to apply at least to 5-6 different US universities

 Research : your chosen US university research unit


Decision process Decision process


◦ notification of date and time of the selection interview

◦ Files are distributed among the members of jury to be read

 End of January

◦ selection interviews

 Early February

◦ decision is taken conditional to acceptance at US



BAEF Fellows 2009

BAEF Fellows 2009 - - 2010 2010


Contact Contact

 Belgian American Educational Foundation

◦ Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles

◦ Egmonstraat 11, 1000 Brussel

◦ Tel: (02) 513.59.55

◦ Fax: (02) 672.53.81

◦ E-mail: mail@baef.be

◦ Website: http://www.baef.be



Conditional Grants Conditional Grants

2010 2010

The Belgian American Educational Foundation


Fellowship for MBA studies Fellowship for MBA studies

 Interest-free loan of $100,000 for up to 2 academic years

to be paid back within 5 years

 Grant covers tuition and compulsory fees including health insurance for two

academic years


MBA Competition MBA Competition

 Eligibility requirements

◦ Be a Belgian citizen

◦ Hold at least a Master's degree from a Belgian University

◦ Have an outstanding academic record

◦ Have a good command of the English language

◦ Have some evidence of meaningful work experience

◦ Submit evidence of acceptance or of being

waitlisted by one of the following U.S. Business



Eligible U.S. Business schools Eligible U.S. Business schools

 Carnegie Mellon University (David A. Tepper School of Business)

 Columbia University

 Cornell University (Johnson Graduate School of Management)

 Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business)

 Duke University (Fuqua School of Business)

 Emory University (Goizueta Business School)

 Georgetown University (Mc Donough School of Business)

 Harvard University

 Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management)

 New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)

 Northwestern University (Kellogg Graduate School of Management)

 Stanford University

 University of California at Los Angeles (The Anderson School of Management)

 University of California, Berkeley (Haas School of Business)

 University of Chicago

 University of Michigan (Stephen M. Ross School of Business)

 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School)

 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)

 University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)

 University of Texas at Austin (Mc Combs School of Business)

 University of Virginia (Darden Graduate School of Business Administration)

 Yale University


Application process Application process

 Apply before May 1 st

 Send to the Brussels office

◦ Five copies of the application file of the U.S. Business School at which you intend to matriculate

◦ Shorter application file form including

 Autobiographical essay (1 page)

 Reason(s) why MBA in the US and the expected benefits

 3 reference letters


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