VLIR-UOS awards scholarships
to students from developing countries so that they can follow a master
or training programme in Belgium. These scholarships cover all related
expenses. Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to
first-year master students and 70 scholarships to training participants.
All programmes are specifically
designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society
(e.g. universities, schools, NGOs, local communities, governments).
The target group for master
programmes comprises students from developing countries. Training
programmes are tailored to people from developing countries with a
certain degree of professional experience.
Although these programmes are
primarily oriented towards students and professionals from developing
countries, they are also open to other people.
Applicants applying for both
academic admission and a VLIR-UOS scholarship need to consider both the
admission requirements and the scholarship criteria.
applying for academic admission but not for a scholarship simply need
to fulfill only the admission requirements of the host university
running the programme.
The host university is in
charge of the academic admission of applications. Study results will be
taken into consideration during the selection, but the most important
academic selection criteria are relevant professional experience and
prospects for applying the acquired insights after return to the
developing country. The academic admission requirements are specific to
every programme. Please peruse the requirements from the relevant
A joint selection committee of
VLIR-UOS and the host university is responsible for selecting
scholarships. The host university – not the applicant – forwards the
scholarship applications to the VLIR-UOS secretariat if the academic
admission requirements are met. The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria
relate to the qualifications required of all scholarship applicants and
selection criteria evaluated by the selection committee. Download the
VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria at the bottom of this page.
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