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Organised by UAntwerpen

Master of Globalisation and Development

Starting

08/11/2022

Period

Sept 2023 - sept 2024

Deadline

01/02/2023

Do you lose sleep over issues of globalisation, the climate crisis, migration or inequality and poverty around the world?

Do you want to contribute as a change agent at the intersection of global, national and local policy arenas?

The Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at the University of Antwerp brings together people from
around the world who share your concerns and ambitions. In this advanced Master you will gain insight into the global development context in all its dimensions (global market for goods and services, capital, labour/migration and the challenge of sustainable development). The master provides insights and tools to improve the impact of the global context on development and poverty.

Can I apply for this scholarship?

Candidates that meet the following criteria* may apply for an ICP Connect scholarship:

  • Nationality and country of residence: Candidates must be nationals of one of the 29 eligible countries and must be a resident of one of these countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
  • Age: Candidates cannot be older than 35 on January 1 of the year of intake for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master.
  • Professional background and experience: Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government or civil society, or those targeting a career in one of these sectors. Candidates employed in the private sector or newly graduated candidates with no work experience may also be considered if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
  • Scholarship applications: Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year.
  • Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates may not have previously received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a study programme and may not have enrolled in a study programme at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.

*Please note that additional criteria may be imposed by individual institutions. These can be found under the drop-down menu 'more detailed information & application' on this page.

What are the scholarship selection criteria?

Within the ICP Connect framework, scholars are seen as potential agents of change that may contribute to societal change in their home country (or region) after completing their studies. Scholars are selected following an objective evaluation of their scholarship applications based on the following criteria:

  • Motivation: Candidates' motivation and professional goals must reflect their competence in transferring knowledge/skills or setting up extension activities and highlighting themes relevant to sustainable development and pertinent to the study programme. Not only are academic results important, but so are - especially - the potential and  commitment of the candidates to become an 'agent of change' after completing their studies.
  • Professional experience: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a greater chance of implementing and/or transferring newly gained knowledge/skills upon completion in a sustainable development context, such as in the higher education sector, government, civil society or the private sector, thereby contributing to positive societal change.
  • Gender balance: A balance between male and female candidates awarded ICP Connect scholarships is targeted. VLIR-UOS strongly encourages female candidates to apply. Read more about our gender policy here.
  • Regional balance: A reasonable cross-section of scholars from different countries and regions is targeted, provided there are sufficient qualified candidates.
  • Leave No One Behind (LNOB): In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates from vulnerable groups.
  • Previously awarded scholarship: Preference will be given to candidates who have never received a scholarship to study in a higher income country (bachelor or master).

More detailed information & application

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