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VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow a training or master programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The training and master programmes are taught in English. They are designed to enable graduates to assume positions of responsibility in their country of origin.

The master programmes, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries and/or are relevant to developing countries in a more general sense. They are designed to enable graduates to share and apply acquired knowledge in the home institution and country.

In the training programmes, lasting one to four months, the focus is on updating and adding knowledge, as well as about transferring acquired skills that are relevant to individuals working in institutions in developing countries.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the training or Master programme.

To apply for a training or Master programme, visit the website of the training or 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!

Take into account that you can only apply for one training or Master programme per year.

The dates of application are determined by the programme. Check the website of the training or Master programme for more details.

You will receive the selection result by e-mail, as soon as possible after selection and at the latest by mid-June.

In case of doubt, please contact the training or Master programme.

Eligible programmes

For which training or Master programmes can I get a scholarship?

Only the following English taught courses at Belgian Flemish universities or university colleges are eligible for scholarships:

Training programmes organized in 2015 (1-4 months)


Master programmes (start: September 2015)

One-year Master programmes

Two-year Master programmes

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