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Scholarships

We award scholarships to students and professionals from a number of countries to study in Flanders as well as travel grants to Flemish/European students to do fieldwork/internships in one of the 31 scholarship countries in Africa, Asia or Latin America.

WARNING

A person in Uganda, under the name Anthony Kigozi, promotes scholarship opportunities related to or financed by VLIR-UOS (and sometimes Makerere university).

He claims being in charge of selecting scholarship candidates in collaboration with VLIR-UOS, or sometimes with other agencies that grant scholarships.

VLIR-UOS has no connection with this person and did not assign this person in any possible way.

Please note that:

  • applications must be submitted directly to the Flemish universities (in Belgium) and not to any local intermediary body or person in partner countries
  • no payments are required to apply, either in Belgium or in Uganda
  • persons who claim that certain fees should be paid in the context of submitting an application for a VLIR-UOS scholarship, do this in their personal name and in violation of VLIR-UOS rules. VLIR-UOS takes formal distance from those people and their practices
  • the only valid information about VLIR-UOS scholarships and application procedures is the information on the VLIR-UOS website or on the website of the Flemish universities and university colleges.

Scholarships in Flanders

We award scholarships to applicants from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to attend one of the selected trainings or master's programmes taught in English at a Flemish university or university college.

Scholarships for trainings (ITP) Scholarships for master programmes (ICP)

Travel grants

Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) who are enrolled at a Flemish university or university college can apply for a travel grant. This grant provides limited financial support for an internship or a research stay in one of the 31 scholarship countries and Suriname. The Flemish universities and university colleges are responsible for the selection and management of these grants.

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Rose Baudoncq
Rose Baudoncq
Travel grant student, Uganda

‘It has enriched me hugely, not only academically but personally too’

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