VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin-America, to follow an English-taught training or master program at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To apply for a scholarship you need to meet the following requisites:
• Nationality and Country of Residence
A candidate should be a national and resident (not necessarily the same country) of one of the 31 countries of the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships at the time of application.
The maximum age for a Master program candidate is 35 years for an initial master and 40 years for an advanced master. The candidate must not succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.
• Professional background and experience
Candidates who are employed in academic institutions, governments, research institutions the social economy or NGOs, or who aim at a career in one of these sectors are given priority. However, master candidates employed in the profit sector or newly graduated candidates without any work experience can be eligible for the scholarship as well, depending on their motivation and profile. The training applicant must have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.