VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow an English-taught training or master programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.
You can only apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites
Nationality and Country of Residence
A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the 31 countries of the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
The maximum age for an ICP candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. The maximum age for an ITP candidate is 45 years. The candidate cannot succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.
Professional background and experience
VLIR-UOS gives priority to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, social economy or NGO’s, or aim a career in one of these sectors. However, also candidates employed in the profit sector (ICP and ITP) or newly graduated candidates without any work experience (ICP) can be eligible for the scholarship.
The ITP candidate should have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.
A call for scholarship applications is launched every year in November. The deadline depends on the training or Master programme you are applying for. Only the following English taught courses at Belgian Flemish universities or university colleges are eligible for scholarships:
Master programmes (Academic year 2018-2019 – call for applications will be open from half of November onwards)
Master of Human Settlements – Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
Master of Development Evaluation and Management – Deadline for applications: 4 February 2018
Master of Governance and Development – Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
Master of Globalization and Development – Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
Master of Cultura Anthropology and Development Studies – Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
Master of Science in Food Technology – Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
Master of Aquaculture (IMAQUA) – Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
Master of Epidemiology – Deadline for applications: 15 February 2018
Master of Agro-and Environmental Nematology – Deadline for pre-academic admission: 3 January 2018. Please note you have to send a hard copy of your application and all requested documents to the programme coordinator before 15 January 2018!
Master of Rural Development – Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
Master of Statistics – Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
Master of Water Resources Engineering – Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
Master of Sustainable Territorial Development – Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
Master of Transportation Sciences and Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries – Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes) – Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018. Please note you first have to apply for pre-registration.
Training programmes organised in 2018 (14-90 days)
Audio-visual Learning Materials – Management, Production and Activities (AVLM) – Applications are closed
International Module for Spatial Development Planning: 05/03/2018 – 01/06/2018, deadline for applications is 24/11/2017 (23:59h)
Evidence-based decision making in food safety: 15/10/2018 – 14/12/2018, deadline for applications is 15/03/2018
Modern breeding techniques of maize: 20/08/2018 – 07/09/2018, more info to follow
I-EBQ (International training on Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Qualitative research methods): 21/10/2018 – 01/12/2018.
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