VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships in Water Resources Engineering

Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb 2009 (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

The Master programme of Water Resources Engineering is a two-year study programme with a total study load of 120 ECTS, equally spread over the 2 years.

Host Institution(s):

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Field of study:

Master’s in Water Resources Engineering

Number of Awards:


Target group:

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

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

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administered Areas, Philippines, Vietnam

Latin America
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships cover all related expenses.


Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (civil engineering, bioengineering, environmental engineering, or any other equivalent engineering degree) or Sciences (biology, geography, geology, etc). Applicants not belonging to a member country of the European Higher Education Council should hold a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university programme with a minimum grade of second class upper division.

Holders of a Master degree equivalent to the two-year Master degrees awarded by the Faculties of Engineering and Bioscience Engineering at K.U.Leuven or the Faculty of Engineering at the V.U.B. may be directly admitted to the second year. The equivalence of foreign degrees is evaluated on an individual basis.

Given that English  is the language of instruction, applicants must have a good command of spoken and written English (applicants of non-native speaking English countries should have a TOEFL score on the written test of at least 550; 213 on the computer-based (CBT) test; 79-80 on the internet based  (IBT) test or an equivalent language test). For the IELTS a minimum of 6.5 is required.

Application instructions:

You can apply for this scholarship by clicking here.  If you apply through this link (you have to fill in all fields), VLIR-UOS will prescreen your file. When the evaluation is negative you will receive an e-mail with the reason why. When the evaluation is positive you will receive an e-mail with a link to the application form from the host university where the programme is organised. More detailed information and some documents are asked through this form for the second evaluation. YOU WILL RECEIVE THE E-MAIL WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER YOU FILLED IN THIS PRE-SCREENING FORM. Notice that YOU CAN APPLY FOR ONLY ONE Training OR ONE Master Programme FOR THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR

For AY 2010/2011, scholarship applications is possible from 10 October 2009 until 1 February 2010.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

Mrs G. Camps
International Study Programmes, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
T +32 (0)16 32 17 44
F +32 (0)16 32 19 99


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.scholarships.vliruos.be/index.php?navid=479&actionchoice=detailscholarship&scholarship_id=22&returnlink=1

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