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VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships for International Researchers and Students from Africa, Asia or Latin America(Fully-funded)
We award scholarships to students and professionals from Africa, Asia or Latin America to study in Flanders, as well as travel grants to Flemish/European students to do fieldwork/internships in Africa, Asia or Latin America.
Scholarships in Flanders
ICP Connect study programmes are accredited international study programmes. We award scholarships to applicants from 29 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to attend one of the 15 master’s programmes taught in English at one or more Flemish universities. VLIR-UOS provides an annual intake of 10 new first-year scholarships for each ICP.
Which costs are covered by the scholarships?
VLIR-UOS scholarships cover tuition fees, travel, insurance and living expenses (board and lodging). We only offer scholarships for the full duration of the Master’s programme (12/24 months). It is not possible to apply for a partial scholarship or an extension.
Scholarship costs may change in line with government funding decisions. You can find the current scholarship framework here.
Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) who are enrolled at a Flemish university or university of applied sciences and arts can apply for a travel grant. This grant provides limited financial support for an internship or a research stay in one of the 29 scholarship countries, plus 8 recently added countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Zambia.
The Flemish university or university of applied sciences and arts is responsible for the selection and management of these grants.
What are the scholarship selection criteria?
Within the ICP Connect framework, scholars are seen as potential agents of change that may contribute to societal change in their home country (or region) after completing their studies. Scholars are selected following an objective evaluation of their scholarship applications based on the following criteria:
- Motivation: Candidates’ motivation and professional goals must reflect their competence in transferring knowledge/skills or setting up extension activities and highlighting themes relevant to sustainable development and pertinent to the study programme. Not only are academic results important, but so are – especially – the potential and commitment of the candidates to become an ‘agent of change’ after completing their studies.
- Professional experience: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a greater chance of implementing and/or transferring newly gained knowledge/skills upon completion in a sustainable development context, such as in the higher education sector, government, civil society or the private sector, thereby contributing to positive societal change.
- Gender balance: A balance between male and female candidates awarded ICP Connect scholarships is targeted. VLIR-UOS strongly encourages female candidates to apply. Read more about our gender policy here.
- Regional balance: A reasonable cross-section of scholars from different countries and regions is targeted, provided there are sufficient qualified candidates.
- Leave No One Behind (LNOB): In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates from vulnerable groups.
- Previously awarded scholarship: Preference will be given to candidates who have never received a scholarship to study in a higher income country (bachelor or master).
How can I apply?
Five steps to apply for a scholarship:
- Confirm your eligibility based on all given criteria.
- Take a look at the selected Master’s programmes (15).
- Learn more about the Master’s programmes on their respective websites
- If you are interested in a specific programme, go to the website of the university organising this and follow the instructions.
- On the university website, apply for 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 Master’s programme per year.
For further information: https://lnkd.in/dtBe_6Qq