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 (all 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 countries (including Suriname) and 12 additional scholarship countries and only in 2017, including India.


20 partner countries

31 scholarship countries