BAEF Fellowships for MBA or similar Management degree studies in the U.S.A.

May 01, 2020

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Location (s):

  • United States of America


The B.A.E.F. Exchange Fellowship Program has been instrumental in instilling in the American and Belgian Fellows a deep respect and appreciation for the other's country and people. As a result a spirit of friendship and cooperation has permeated their dealings with each other in political or academic exchanges, in the arts and in the world of trade and economics.


Needless to say, this was one of Herbert Hoover's aims when he established the B.A.E.F. in 1920.  It was his belief and hope that the common cause of higher education would continue and strengthen the warm friendship, that existed between Belgium and the United States at that time, as a result of the humanitarian aid provided by the Commission for Relief in Belgium (C.R.B.) during World War I.

Fellowships for MBA and similar Management degree* in the U.S.A.

* Similar degrees include subsets of MBA programs: e.g. Master in Management Studies (MMS), MS in Management Studies (MSMS), Master in Management (MIM), Leaders for Global Operations (MIT-LGO), MBA/MA Lauder Program (Wharton School), MSx ( Stanford U.)....

How to apply

To apply for one of our fellowships for study or research in the United States , you must undertake three actions simultaneously:

  • apply to the B.A.E.F. itself
  • apply to American universities
  • and take tests (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT...)

Deadline for Application: 

Before May 1st, for studies during the following two academic years. 

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Eligibility requirements

  1. hold the Belgian nationality;
  2. hold a Bachelor's or a Master's degree from a Belgian university;
  3. submit official transcripts as evidence of an outstanding bachelor's or Master's degree record;
  4. have some evidence of meaningful work experience;                                                                        
  5. have a good command of English and submit a TOEFL iBt score of >100/120 or IELTS > 7.5/9      
  6. submit evidence of acceptance or of being waitlisted by one of the following U.S. busines schools for full-time residence in their U.S. program:
  • 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)                         
  • Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School)
  • Yale University


Deadline: May 01, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

Candidates for a Master's degree in Business Administration or Management  

  • ½ of the support will be an outright grant; 
  • ½ of the support will be an interest-free loan which must be repaid within five years after graduation. 

Candidates for similar Management degrees* of one year may be awarded fractional support in proportion of the duration of their program.    

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