Knowing about VLIR-UOS awards scholarships …

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin-America, to follow an English-taught training or master program at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.

This award scholarship is hosted by Participating Belgian Flemish University or University College

English Taught training and master’s Program at participating Belgian Universities are the supported fields of study/Programs for the scholarships.

The scholarships awards are targeted to the following students’ group:

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa

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

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

VLIR-UOS only provides full scholarships for the total duration of the training or Master. The scholarships cover allowance, accommodation, insurance, international travel, and tuition fee.

Students can only apply for a scholarship if they meet the following requisites:

  • Nationality and Country of Residence

A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the 31 countries of the VLIR-UOS country list for scholarships (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.

  • Age

The maximum age for a Master’s program candidate is 35 years for an initial master and 40 years for an advanced master. The candidate cannot succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.

  • Professional background and experience

Priority is given to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy or NGOs, or who aim at a career in one of these sectors. However, master candidates employed in the profit sector or newly graduated candidates without any work experience can be eligible for the scholarship as well, depending on their motivation and profile. The training candidate should have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.

It is important to visit the official website and the websites of the specific Training or Master’s Program you have chosen for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: