VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships in Belgium

Training/Masters Degree

Deadline: varies (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

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.

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:

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger

Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam

Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname

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. Read more at this link.

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

  • •  Age

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.

See the full eligibility and selection criteria at this link.

Application instructions:

Applications to some programmes are open while most programmes will start to open in the coming months.

To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the training or Master programme. Applications submitted by the candidates to VLIR-UOS directly will not be considered!

To apply for a training or Master programme, visit the website of the training or Master programme of your interest. In the programme application, you can mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship.The deadline varies and are determined by the Master’s or Training 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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