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Funding Opportunities: VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarships (ICP Connect) in Belgium 2024-2025

The VLIR-UOS ICP Connect Master’s Scholarships are offered to students from 29 eligible countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The scholarships provide the opportunity to pursue an English-taught Master’s program at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.

Host Institution(s):
Participating Belgian Flemish universities or university colleges

Fields of Study/Programs:
The scholarships are available for the following ICP Master’s programs at participating Belgian universities:

Advanced Masters (1-year)
– Master of Human Settlements
– Master of Development Evaluation and Management
– Master of Governance and Development
– Master of Globalisation and Development
– Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES)

Initial Masters (2-year)
– International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology
– International Master of Science in Rural Development
– Master of Aquaculture
– Master of Epidemiology
– Master of Science in Food Technology
– Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
– Master of Statistics and Data Science
– Master in Sustainable Development
– Master of Transportation Sciences – Road Safety
– Master of Water Resources Engineering

Number of Awards:
10 scholarships are available for each Master’s program.

Target Group:
The scholarships are open to students from the following regions and countries:

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Vietnam

Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration:
The VLIR-UOS scholarships cover the full duration of the Master’s program (12/24 months) and include the following expenses: tuition fees, travel, insurance, and living expenses (board and lodging).

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
– 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) at the time of application.
– Age: Candidates must be no older than 35 years for an initial master’s program and 45 years for an advanced master’s program as of January 1 of the year of intake.
– Professional background and experience: Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government, or civil society, or those aiming for a career in one of these sectors. Candidates from the private sector or recent graduates without work experience may also be considered if they can demonstrate a strong motivation and profile.
– Scholarship applications: Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship per year.
– Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates must not have received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a study program and must not have enrolled in a study program at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants must apply for both admission to the chosen program and the scholarship through the university’s website. When applying for the program, indicate your intention to apply for a scholarship. The application deadline varies and is determined by the program, but most deadlines fall around February 1 or February 28/March 1, 2024.

For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship, visit the official website and the websites of the specific Master’s program you have chosen.

Deadline: 1/28 Feb 2024 (annual)
Study in: Belgium
Course starts 2024

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