VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships in Belgium is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of Development Related Topics, Governance, Development Management, Globalization, AquaCulture, Rural Development, Environmental Sciences, Water Resource Engineering, Food Technology, Transportation Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Human Settlements taught at Belgium Universities, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, University of Hasselt . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 01 Mar 2020.
VLIR-OUS awards scholarship for master's programmes taught in English at a Flemish university or university college to applicants from
in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
International master programmes (ICPs) are accredited (advanced or initial) master programmes (EQF 7) consisting of 2 or 4 semesters (60 or 120 ECTS respectively) on a subject that is relevant to or specific for development. VLIR-OUS supports a selection of
and provide 12 scholarships per ICP programme.
VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships in Belgium is available to undertake Masters level programs at Belgium Universities, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Ghent University, University of Hasselt.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
- Development Related Topics
- Development Management
- Rural Development
- Environmental Sciences
- Water Resource Engineering
- Food Technology
- Transportation Sciences
- Cultural Anthropology
- Human Settlements
One Year Masters
- Master of Human Settlements (KU Leuven)
- Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (KU Leuven)
- Master of Development Evaluation and Management (University of Antwerp)
- Master of Governance and Development (University of Antwerp)
- Master of Globalization and Development (University of Antwerp)
Two-year master programmes
Master of Science in Food Technology (KU Leuven, Ghent University)
- Master of Water Resources Engineering (KU Leuven, VUB)
- Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (VUB, Ghent
University, University of Antwerp)
- Master of Statistics (University of Hasselt)
More information on the programme
- Master of Epidemiology (University of Antwerp)
- Master in Sustainable Development (KU Leuven)
- Master of Agro- and Environmental Nematology (Ghent University)
- Master of Rural Development (Ghent University)
- Master of Aquaculture (Ghent University)
- Master of Transportation Sciences (University of Hasselt)
Students from 31 Nationalities are eligbile to apply for the scholrship.
Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco,
Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian
Latin America: Bolivia,
Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
The scholarship is fully funded and covers:
- international travel
- tuition fee
You can only apply for a scholarship if you
meet the following requirements:
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.
- Age: The maximum age for a master programme
candidate is 35 for an initial master and 40 for an advanced master. The
candidate cannot exceed this age on the first of January of the intake year.
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
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.
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.
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.
Via the university’s website, you will have to apply for both admission to the programme as well as for the scholarship itself. When you apply for the programme, be sure to mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship. Do not apply for more than one masters programme in one year.