VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships For Citizens Of Developing Countries, 2016
Application Deadline: 16th January 2016
Application is now open for the VLIR-UOS International Master Programmes scholarships for undertaking an accredited English master programmes of 60, 90 or 120 credits, organised at a Flemish university. Selection of a Master as ICP implies the acquirement of and obligation to attribute 12 fully fledged scholarships per intake year, entirely funded through VLIR-UOS, during the five year cycle 2017-2021.
Scholarships for students from developing countries :
The scholarships aim to facilitate the participation of the attendants coming from the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships. The corresponding scholarship amounts are transferred by VLIR-UOS to the central administration of the Flemish university in the framework of an agreement which is concluded between VLIR-UOS and the Flemish university as a whole.
Nationality and Country of Residence
A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the countries of the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
Africa: Angola, Algeria,Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea,
Guinee-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali,Mauritania,Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
The maximum age for a ICP candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. The candidate cannot succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.
- Professional background and experience
VLIR-UOS gives priority to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, social economy or NGO’s, or aim a career in one of these sectors.However, also candidates employed in the profit sector or newly graduated candidates without any work experience can be eligible for the scholarship
Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding
1 A scholarship within the BTP scholarship programme is not compatible with financial support
within an IUC-or TEAM-project. Candidates working in a university where such projects are
being organized, should submit a declaration of the project leader stating that the department where the candidate is employed is not involved in the project.
Former VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships
A candidate can only submit one VLIR-UOS scholarship application per year, irrespectively of
the scholarship type. As a consequence, a candidate can only be selected for one VLIR-UOS
scholarship per year
Applicants may request a budget up to a maximum of
- € 150.000 (for 2-year/ 4 semesters / 120 credits Master programmes);
- € 125.000 (for 1,5-year / 3 semesters / 90 credits Master programmes);
- € 100.000 (for 1-year/ 2 semesters/ 60 credits Master programmes); per year of the five-year period 2017-2021.
- This funding facility is available for, basically, two general types of expenses:
(1) Costs related to building a strategy to gradually strengthen/build the South dimension of the
ICP through cooperation with partners in the South (planning costs);
(2) Costs related to the operation of the programme aimed at ensuring quality participation by
students and teaching/research staff from the South (operational costs).
Selection Criteria: A proposal will be selected on the basis of a set of 6 selection criteria.
- Professional experience
- Social background
- Previously awarded scholarships
How to Apply:
Proposals must be submitted to the ICOS of the Flemish university association electronically.
Deadline for submission to the ICOS of the association
- AUHL: 5 January 2016:
- UAB, AUG: 15 January 2016
- AKUL, AUHA: please contact the ICOS
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the VLIR-UOS International Master Programmes Scholarships