VLIR-UOS Full Scholarships for Developing Countries

Deadline: January/February/April 2015
Open to: applicants from developing countries
Scholarship: accommodation, allowance, insurance, travel


VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and in the South, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. VLIR-UOS awards scholarships and grants to applicants from 54 countries in Africa, Asia or Latin America for a training or Master at a Belgian university (college).

Check the English taught courses at Belgian Flemish universities or university colleges that are eligible for scholarships HERE.


  • Be national and resident of one of the 54 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America at the moment of application.
  • Age: 40 years or less for a Master programme or 45 years or less for a training (on 1 January of the year of the start of the course).
  • Meet the academic admission criteria set by the university or university college, concerning educational background, language proficiency, etc.

For a Master programme:

  • Not have been enrolled in a Master programme (or equivalent) at a Belgian university before (with or without a scholarship).
  • Not work in the commercial profit sector, as they target candidates from education and research institutions, the government sector, social economy and NGOs.

For a training programme:

  • have relevant professional experience and a written (future) employer’s statement of (re)integration in an employment where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.


For a Master programme:

  • Allowance: € 860/month
  • Accommodation allowance: € 375/month
  • Family allowance: € 62 per dependent person/month
  • Several one-time payments
  • Insurance, international travel and tuition fee

For a training programme:

  • Allowance: € 32/day
  • Several one-time payments
  • Accommodation, insurance, international travel and tuition fee


To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the training or Master programme. The dates of application are determined by the programme, majority being in January/February 2015.

 To apply for a training or Master programme, visit the website of the training or Master programme of your interest. Follow the guidelines for application for the programme as mentioned on its website. In the programme application, you can mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship. In case you do,  the programme coordinator forwards your application to VLIR-UOS.

Take into account that you can only apply for one training or Master programme per year.

 For further information visit the official website HERE.

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