Scholarships and grants for Flemish/European students

Travel grants for internships or research stays

REI photo 2EU students that are enrolled at a Flemish university or university college can apply for a grant for an internship or a research stay in one of the 31 scholarship countries, Suriname, or India (only in 2017). The minimum stay is 1 month.


One of the requisites for the students is to have a supervisor at the home institution and in the country of destination. The Flemish universities and university colleges are responsible for the selection and management of the grants.

Some examples of internships or research stays:

  • placement in a hospital
  • music education in a primary school
  • research on the impact of national parks on the local population
  • research into the control of agricultural pests
  • research on the use of digital information channels
  • research into creative ways to learn a foreign language


Call 2017

The call for Travel Grants 2017 was launched on 28 October 2016.

PhD scholarships

VLADOC Bert ReubensVLIR-UOS offered PhD scholarships (VLADOC) to EU citizens for research at a Flemish university or university college on a development oriented subject. The duration of the scholarship is minimum 2 and maximum 4 years. Read more about the VLADOC PhD scholarships.


VLIR-UOS will not launch calls for individual PhD scholarships any longer, to start in 2017 or beyond. To check out your opportunities, please contact the Flemish universities themselves through the ICOS.

Guidelines and formats

For guidelines and formats, please view Guidelines REI.


Travel grants:

General information:

Questions about the online platform:


Contacts for travel grants at the Flemish universities

and university colleges (ICOS).



PhD scholarships:

Julie Poppe

Programme officer

[t] + 32 2 289 05 70