2015/2016 VLIR-UOS International Master Programmes Scholarships for Study in Belgium

Application Deadline: 16th January 2016

Application is now open for the VLIR-UOS International Master Programmes scholarships for undertaking an accredited English master programmes of 60, 90 or 120 credits, organised at a Flemish university. Selection of a Master as ICP implies the acquirement of and obligation to attribute 12 fully fledged scholarships per intake year, entirely funded through VLIR-UOS, during the five year cycle 2017-2021.

Scholarships for students from developing countries :
The scholarships aim to facilitate the participation of the attendants coming from the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships. The corresponding scholarship amounts are transferred by VLIR-UOS to the central administration of the Flemish university in the framework of an agreement which is concluded between VLIR-UOS and the Flemish university as a whole.
Eligibility criteria
Nationality and Country of Residence
A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the countries of the VLIR-UOS country
list for scholarships (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
Africa: Angola, Algeria,Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea,
Guinee-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali,Mauritania,Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Age
    The maximum age for a ICP candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. 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 or newly graduated candidates without any work experience can be eligible for the scholarship
  • Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding
    1 A scholarship within the BTP scholarship programme is not compatible with financial support
    within an IUC-or TEAM-project. Candidates working in a university where such projects are
    being organized, should submit a declaration of the project leader stating that the department where the candidate is employed is not involved in the project.
  • Former VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships
    A candidate can only submit one VLIR-UOS scholarship application per year, irrespectively of
    the scholarship type. As a consequence, a candidate can only be selected for one VLIR-UOS
    scholarship per year

Scholarship Worth:

Applicants may request a budget up to a maximum of
  • € 150.000 (for 2-year/ 4 semesters / 120 credits Master programmes);
  • € 125.000 (for 1,5-year / 3 semesters / 90 credits Master programmes);
  • € 100.000 (for 1-year/ 2 semesters/ 60 credits Master programmes); per year of the five-year period 2017-2021.
  • This funding facility is available for, basically, two general types of expenses:
(1) Costs related to building a strategy to gradually strengthen/build the South dimension of the
ICP through cooperation with partners in the South (planning costs);
(2) Costs related to the operation of the programme aimed at ensuring quality participation by
students and teaching/research staff from the South (operational costs).
Selection Criteria: A proposal will be selected on the basis of a set of 6 selection criteria.
  • Motivation
  • Professional experience
  • Gender
  • Regional
  • Social background
  • Previously awarded scholarships

How to Apply:

Proposals must be submitted to the ICOS of the Flemish university association electronically.
Deadline for submission to the ICOS of the association
  • AUHL: 5 January 2016:
  • UAB, AUG: 15 January 2016
  • AKUL, AUHA: please contact the ICOS

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the VLIR-UOS International Master Programmes Scholarships


One response to “2015/2016 VLIR-UOS International Master Programmes Scholarships for Study in Belgium”

  1. […] VLIR-UOS is offering full Masters scholarships & training programme in Belgium to students from Developing countries – half of this scholarship will be offered to African students and preference will be given for Women. […]

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