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VLIR-UOS Scholarships in Belgium 2022

VLIR-UOS Scholarships provides opportunities to students from eligible nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America who are passionate and want to follow one of the chosen 15 ICPs at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.

Founded in 1970, VLIR-UOS, the Flemish Interuniversity Council is a state utility foundation that intends to increase mutual understanding between universities that are looking for solutions to international and domestic challenges.

International Master Programs are accredited master’s degree programs comprising of 1-2 years on a topic that is related to or particular to sustainable developments. These master programs are all delivered in English and are obtainable at one of the Flemish Universities that are rated in the top best in Europe.

VLIR-UOS Scholarships Information:

  • Host country: Belgium.
  • Host Institution: Flemish university, Belgium.
  • Scholarship Type: Tuition award.
  • Scholarship level: Postgraduate.
  • Scholarship Worth: Full funding.
  • Eligible Countries: International.
  • Application closing date: Open

Eligible Countries for VLIR-UOS Scholarships:

  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Benin, Guinea, Burundi, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Cameroon, Kenya, Morocco, Mali, Mozambique, Madagascar, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Niger.
  • Asia: Palestinian Territories, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia.
  • Latin America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, Peru.

Eligible Subject Areas and Application closing date:

One-year master programs:

  • Master of Human Settlements (KU Leuven) : Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (KU Leuven): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Development Evaluation and Management (University of Antwerp): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Governance and Development (University of Antwerp): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Globalization and Development (University of Antwerp): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022

Two-years master programs:

  • Master of Science in Food Technology (KU Leuven, Ghent University): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Water Resources Engineering (KU Leuven, VUB): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (VUB, Ghent University, University of Antwerp): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Statistics (University of Hasselt): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Epidemiology (University of Antwerp): Application Closing Date: 01/03/2022
  • Master in Sustainable Development (KU Leuven): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022
  • Master of Agro- and Environmental Nematology (Ghent University): Closing Date for online application: 03/01/2022 – Closing Date for hard copies: 16/01/2022
  • Master of Rural Development (Ghent University): Closing Date for online application: 21/02/2022 – Closing Date for hard copies: 28/02/2022
  • Master of Aquaculture (Ghent University): Application Closing Date: 01/03/2022
  • Master of Transportation Sciences (University of Hasselt): Application Closing Date: 01/02/2022

Eligibility for VLIR-UOS Scholarships

  • Candidate must be a citizen of one of the 31 eligible nations.
  • Age: 35 years old at most for an initial master program and 45 years old for an advanced master’s program.
  • Priority is afforded to applicants who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy. However, applicants working in the profit sector or newly graduated without any work experience may also be qualified for the scholarship award depending on their profile and drive.
  • Applicants working in a university where VLIR-UOS already sponsor IUC, TEAM, or SI projects, can be qualified to obtain an ITP-ICP scholarship award if they explain the motivation for their application and why the involvement in the master’s program can’t be sponsored as part of the present IUC, Team or SI program or project funds.

VLIR-UOS Scholarships Coverage:

VLIR-UOS Scholarships only cover full scholarships for the length of the master program.

How to Apply for VLIR-UOS Scholarships

Interested applicants have to check if they meet the eligibility conditions, if that’s the case, they have to take a look at the chosen master programs, go to the official website of the university that offers the master’s degree they are interested in, and submit an application for admission to the program and the scholarship award.

Candidates can only apply for one master’s program each year.

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