Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. To make optimal use of this website please agree to our cookie policy.

I agree I do not agree.

South Africa

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

About South Africa

South Africa is a very important partner country to VLIR-UOS. Cooperation of Flemish and South African higher education goes back to the mid-1990s. From 2003 to 2023 VLIR-UOS spent over € 23.8 million in cooperation with South Africa, including 2 long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) programmes with the University of Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Limpopo (UL). The 11 ongoing TEAM/SI/ITP projects are at the center of the South-Africa country programme. 

South Africa is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.

South Africa is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.

Ongoing projects

Institutional University Cooperation

South Africa and Agenda 2030 - country reference framework

VLIR-UOS revised its country approach towards an ‘Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development’ centred approach. Moreover, VLIR-UOS wants to facilitate connections between different actors and projects present in a given country. With these objectives in mind, the Country Reference Framework (CRF) for South Africa supports teams of academics when identifying and formulating project proposals, by providing a context analysis focused on Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the higher education sector in South Africa, and by providing an overview of Belgian development actors active in South Africa, their ongoing projects and partners, in view of exploration of opportunities for synergy and complementarity. Belgian Non-Governmental Actors involved in the geographic Joint Strategic Framework (JSF) South Africa as well as those involved in the thematic JSF on Higher Education and Science for Sustainable Development have been included.

Overview current partners