In its partner country programmes, VLIR-UOS funds university cooperation projects between professors and researchers from Flanders (Belgium) and from 20 'partner' countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


In its Belgium programme, VLIR-UOS also awards


  • scholarships to students and professionals coming from 19 of the partner countries (alle except Suriname) and 12 additional 'scholarship' countries (see full list of scholarship countries here);
  • 'travel grants' to students from Flemish higher education institutions, to the 20 partner and 12 scholarship countries and, only in 2017, to India.


20 partner countries

32 scholarship countries (31 + Suriname)