Deadline: Varies
Location: Belgium
Type: Scholarship, Training & Master
Program Period: Varies
Number of Awards: Not specified
Course Starts: 2017

VLIR-UOS Scholarships is offering to citizens from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to join a training or master program in English at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.

Study areas

Master programs (September 2017)

One-year programs

Two-year program

Training programs organised in 2017 (14-90 days)

Eligibility criteria

Citizens from 31 eligible countries are as followings: (1) Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger. (2) Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam (3) Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname

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

  1. 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.
  2. Nationality and Country of Residence: A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the 31 countries sated above of the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
  3. 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.

Scholarship benefit

VLIR-UOS only provides full scholarships for the total duration of the training or Master programs. Here are the scholarship benefits:

For a training program

  • Allowance: € 33/day
  • Several one-time payments
  • Accommodation, insurance, international travel and tuition fee

For a Master program

  • Allowance: € 890/month
  • Accommodation allowance: € 390/month
  • Family allowance: € 62 per dependent person/month
  • Several one-time payments
  • Insurance, international travel and tuition fee

Details are here.

How to Apply

To apply for a training or Master programs, visit the website of the training or Master programs of your interest. Then in each program application, propose if you wish to apply for a scholarship.The deadline varies are based on the Master or Training programs.

Please visit the how to apply page and the websites of  the specific Training or Master’s Programs you have chosen for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

You first need to apply for the training or Master programs and if you apply for the VLIR-UOS directly, your application will not be considered!

Some programs have already been opened and the others will be opened later.

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