VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

Training/Masters Degree

Deadline: Feb 2014 (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts September 2014

Brief description:

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow a training or master programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English. They are designed to enable graduates to assume positions of responsibility in their country of origin.

Host Institution(s):

Academic Institutions and Universities in Belgium:

• Universiteit Antwerpen
• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
• Universiteit Gent
• Universiteit Hasselt (tUL inclusief)
• Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fields of study/Programmes:

The scholarships support development-related fields of study. The list of supported Training and Master’s Programme for 2014/2015 and its description is found at this page.

Number of Awards:

Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master’s students.

Target group:

Residents and nationals of the following countries are eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship:

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

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:

The scholarships cover allowance, travel costs, accommodation, insurance, tuition fees, and other program related costs.

Eligibility Requirements:

Academic Admission Criteria

n order to be eligible for the scholarship, you need to be academically accepted by the programme you are applying for. This implies that you should meet all eligible criteria of the programme in order to be eligible for the scholarship.  Please check the requirements of the training or master programmes.

Scholarship Admission Criteria

You are a resident AND national of one of the countries on the country list (not necessarily the same country for residence and nationality). Please note that candidates must reside in one of these countries at the moment of application.

You are not older than 40 years* if you apply for a scholarship to follow a master programme. Or you are not older than 45 years* if you apply for a scholarship to follow a training programme. (* on 1 January 2014).

The candidate was not enrolled in a master (or equivalent) programme (with or without a scholarship) at a Flemish university before.

VLIR-UOS targets applicants from research institutes, higher education institutions, the government sector (national/subnational), the sector of social economy, an international organization or an NGO, with expertise in matters relevant to development. Applicants from the commercial profit-sector without expertise in matters relevant to development are not eligible.

For ITP: the applicant must 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 applicant and the organization.

For ICP: professional experience and employment (perspectives) are not required, but they can be a competitive advantage for selection, depending on the programme (see Scholarship selection criteria).

Please see the complete eligibility and selection criteria at this link.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You can apply for a scholarship by following the guidelines for application on the website of the training or master programme of your interest. The deadline for applications is determined by the programme. Check the list of eligible programmes 2014 to find out which calls for scholarships are currently open.

Applications that are sent to VLIR-UOS directly by the candidate will not be considered.  In case of doubt, please contact the training or master 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/4273.aspx

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

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