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VLIR-UOS 2021 Study in Flanders, Belgium Scholarship For International Students

Are you interested in studying a master’s program on a topic relevant to sustainable development at a Flemish university (Belgium)?

Interested candidates from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America can apply for a full scholarship. All information on the scholarships, eligibility criteria, available programs, deadlines etc. can be found here.

We hope to welcome you in our ever-growing VLIR-UOS network of ‘agents of change’ and connect you with other students, alumni, experts involved in projects etc.

VLIR-UOS provides scholarships to follow one of the 15 selected international master programs (ICP). The programs are all taught in English and are organised at one of the Flemish universities, ranking among the best in Europe

Deadline: Between 16 January and 1 March 2021 (depending on the programme)

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About VLIR-UOS

VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and the South, that are searching for answers to global and local challenges.  We support partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and in the South, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. We stimulate cooperative projects between professors, researchers and lecturers and award grants to students and professionals in Flanders and the South. Finally, we help to reinforce higher education in the South and the development-relevant i... read more


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VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship

The scholarship covers ALL related expenses


VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship Courses


Requirements for VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship Qualification

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

  1. Nationality and country of residence:??A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the 31 eligible countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of the application.
  2. Age:?The maximum age for a master programme candidate is 35 for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master. The candidate cannot exceed this age on the first of January of the intake year.
  3. ?Professional background and experience:?Priority is given to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy or NGOs, or who aim at a career in one of these sectors.?However, master candidates employed in the profit sector or newly graduated candidates without any work experience can be eligible for the scholarship as well, depending on their motivation and profile.
  4. Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding:?Candidates working in a university where we already fund IUC, TEAM or SI projects, can receive an ITP-ICP scholarship if they clearly motivate the reason of their application and clarify why the participation at the ICP programme cannot be funded as part of the existing IUC, Team or SI programme or project funds.
  5. VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships:?A candidate can only submit one scholarship application to us per year – irrespective of the scholarship type – and can therefore only be selected for one of our scholarships per year.
  6. The Master programme candidate has never received a scholarship from the Belgian government?to attend a master programme or equivalent or was never enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution to attend a master programme or equivalent before the first of January of the intake year.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship

The selection commission of each ICP-programme will make a selection out of the eligible scholarship candidates. When making a selection they take into account a number of selection criteria:

  1. Motivation
  2. Professional experience
  3. Gender
  4. Regional balance
  5. Social background?
  6. Previously awarded scholarship

Application Deadline

March 1, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to VLIR-UOS on www.vliruos.be to apply
  • To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the Master programme.
  • To apply for the Masters programme, visit the website of the Master programme of your interest. Follow the guidelines for application for the programme as mentioned on its website.
  • In the programme application, you can mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship. In case you do,  the programme coordinator forwards your application to VLIR-UOS.
  • Applications submitted by the candidates to VLIR-UOS directly will not be considered!

For more details, visit VLIR-UOS website



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