International Training Programme (ITP)

With the International Training Programme VLIR-UOS funds practical trainings of 1 to 4 months on a development oriented subject at Flemish universities and university colleges. The trainings focus mainly on participants from Africa, Asia and Latin America and are taught in English, at Flemish universities or university colleges. VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to follow the trainings.


ITP AVLMThe participants should have some professional or research experience and possess at least a bachelor degree. Natives of a country outside the 31 scholarship countries can participate in the training but do not qualify for a scholarship.


Professors and teachers of Flemish universities and university colleges can submit a project proposal for an International Training Programme.


VLIR-UOS aims to give young scientists and professionals the opportunity to follow a course in Flanders, in an international environment. The programme aims to exchange knowledge and skills to contribute to the local development of the home countries of the participants and to global development.


The funding of an International Training Programme includes, in addition to the scholarships for participants, a project fee for the organizing university or university college. This fee consists of bench fees per VLIr-UOS sponsored participant (€ 49 per participant per day). This allowance covers the deployment of academic and administrative staff as well as logistical expenses, communication expenses and teaching aids.


Ragna Frans

Scholarships Officer

[t] + 32 289 05 57



Ongoing projects

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