VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

Training/Masters Degree

Deadline: varies (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts 2016

Brief description:

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 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.

Host Institution(s):

Participating Belgian Flemish university or university college

Fields of study/Programmes:

English Taught Training and Master’s Programme at participating Belgian Universities

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

Important:  Candidates from Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay are no longer eligible for the scholarships from 2016 onwards and for all other scholarships from 2017 onwards.

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay

Scholarship value/inclusions:

VLIR-UOS only provides full scholarships for the total duration of the training or Master. The scholarships cover allowance, accommodation, insurance, international travel and tuition fee.

Eligibility Requirements:

You can only apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites.  You must:

  • •   Be national and resident of one of the 54 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America at the moment of application. It is not necessary to be resident and national of the same country, so long as it concerns one of the 54 eligible countries.
  • •   Age: 40 years* or less for a Master programme or 45 years* or less for a training (* on 1 January of the year of the start of the course).
  • •  Meet the academic admission criteria set by the university or university college, concerning educational background, language proficiency, etc. You can find the academic admission criteria on the programme websites.
  • •   For a Master programme: not have been enrolled in a Master programme (or equivalent) at a Belgian university before (with or without a scholarship).
  • •   Not work in the commercial profit sector, as we target candidates from education and research institutions, the government sector, social economy and NGOs.
  • •  For a training: have relevant professional experience and a written (future) employer’s statement of (re)integration in an employment where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable. The statement should also confirm the added value of the training for the candidate and the organization.

See the full eligibility and selection criteria at this link.

Application instructions:

Applications will open approximately in October-November 2015 for Master Programmes. The programme for training programmes 2016 will be announced on the official website in December 2015.

Applications submitted by the candidates to VLIR-UOS directly will not be considered. To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the training or Master programme.  In the programme application, you can mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship.The deadline varies and are determined by the programme.

It is important to visit the websites of  the specific Training or Master’s Programme you have chosen for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: http://www.vliruos.be/6323.aspx

Related Link: List of  Top 10 Scholarships in Belgium for Foreign Students

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