B.A.E.F. - Fellowships for master's level research in the U.S.A. during 2022-2024

October 31, 2021

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Location (s):

  • United States of America


These two-year Fellowships are outright grants for holders of the university Bachelor’s degree wishing to obtain an initial two-year Master’s degree in the U.S.A..


Applicants should apply to the Foundation during their last year of bachelor studies or not have obtained their corresponding Bachelor’s degree before January 1, 2021.

Fellows are expected to stay in the US for 2 full academic years at a top university.

Deadline for application:

Before October 31, 2021 for graduate study in the U.S.A. during the two academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.

If you are interested to apply, please fill out the eligibility form.

Welcome to the B.A.E.F.

The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.

When millions of Belgians were on the verge of starvation during World War I, an American engineer Herbert Hoover organized the Committee for Relief in Belgium. The magnificent relief effort gave birth after the war to this 90 year-old Foundation known as B.A.E.F. The benevolent service of many Belgians and Americans, sound financial management, far-reaching fundraising, and innovation in programs are the cornerstones of this showpiece of Belgian-American friendship.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


  1. Hold the Belgian nationality;
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s degree at the time of activation of the Fellowship;
  3. Submit official transcripts of 120 credits as evidence of an outstanding Bachelor’s study record;
  4. Submit an application to a two-year Master’s program in the U.S.A.;
  5. Have a good command of English and submit by November 15, 2021, a TOEFL iBT score of >100/120 or IELTS >7.5/9;
  6. Submit GRE test results (VR>155, QR>155, AW>3.5) or equivalent graduate admission test results.


Deadline: October 31, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

Financial support:

  • For the first year of the Master’s programs up to $60,000 ($20,000 for stipend and up to $40,000 for tuition and health insurance).
  • For the second year of the Master’s programs up to $40,000 for tuition and health insurance, subject to obtaining an outstanding GPA for the first year.
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