The VLIR-UOS scholarships for master’s programs in Flanders, Belgium support partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and Southern Belgium, seeking answers to global and local challenges. ICP Connect study programs are accredited international study programs organized at one or more Flemish universities.
All academic programs focus on topics aligned with the 2030 Agenda and the principles of the SDGs.
VLIR-UOS supports a selection of 15 ICPs and provides the annual admission of 10 new first-year scholarships for each ICP.
VLIR-UOS promotes diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, disability, sexual orientation, cultural, religious, or socio-economic background, are encouraged to apply.
VLIR-UOS respects and seeks to empower each individual and support diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences by creating enabling and inclusive environments for students, staff, and alumni to act as critical global citizens.
APPLYING FOR AN ICP CONNECT SCHOLARSHIP
Candidates who meet all the selection criteria can apply for an ICP Connect scholarship (note that each academic institution may impose additional criteria).
NATIONALITY AND COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
Candidates must be citizens of one of the 29 eligible countries and must be residents of those countries (not necessarily the same country at the time of application).
Starting in 2022, the VLIR-UOS country lists will change, the following will apply:
LIST OF VLIR-UOS PARTNER COUNTRIES
Benin, Bolivia, Burundi, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
MAIN ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
1. International Master of Science in Rural Development (IMRD)
2. Master of Aquaculture (IMAQUA)
3. Master of Agro and Environmental Nematology
4. Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES)
5. Master of Evaluation and Development Management
6. Master of Epidemiology
7. Master of Governance and Development
8. Master of Globalization and Development
9. Master of Human Settlements
10. Master of Science in Food Technology
11. Master of Science and Marine and Lake Management
12. Master of Science in Statistics and Data Science
13. Master in Sustainable Development
14. Master of Transportation Sciences
WHY STUDY IN FLANDERS?
Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, is a great destination for students from all over the world.
Studying in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt or Leuven means being welcomed by an open and multilingual society, with a higher education that offers excellent value for money, in a financially solid area in the heart of Europe that boasts a high quality of life.
Education and research are the top priorities for Flanders (Vlaanderen), the northern Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.
Flemish universities and colleges are among the best in all of Europe, among which the following stand out:
a. University of Antwerp
b. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
c. Ghent University
d. Hasselt University
e. KU Leuven
f. Maritime Academy of Antwerp
g. Artest Plantijn University College, Antwerp
h. Artevelde University College Ghent
i. Erasmus University College Brussels
j. Ghent University College
k. Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
l. Karel de Grote University College
m. Luca School of Arts
n. Odyssey University College
or. PXL University College
p. Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
q. UC Leuven-Eindhoven
r. University of Applied Sciences of Vives
What benefits do the VLIR-UOS Flanders, Belgium, Master’s Programs Scholarships offer?
The VLIR-UOS scholarships cover tuition fees, travel, insurance, and living expenses (food and accommodation).
a. Scholarships are only offered for the full duration of the Master’s program (12/24 months).
b. It is not possible to apply for a partial scholarship.
c. Scholarship costs may change based on government funding decisions.
d. Detailed figures for the academic year 2022-2023 are not yet available. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
Application deadline: February 1, 2022