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Scholarship possibilities for candidates from Developing Countries

International Training Program (ITP)

Master programmes

PhD grant: ICP PhD (PhD scholarships for researchers with ICP degree)

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International Training Program (ITP)

VLIR-UOS finances 7 International Training Programmes (ITP).

These are short-term training programmes, lasting one to four months.

The International Training Programmes are designed for people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience.

They aim at transferring knowledge and skills, and create the possibility for cooperation and networking.

Check the country list used for scholarships.

Master programmes

Master grants

This Ghent University programme provides master grants to candidates from developing coutnries who wish to obtain a master's degree at Ghent University.

The grants are available for a list of master programmes at Ghent University. They are awarded for the duration of the studies with a maximum of 2 years.

In case of a two-year-programme the scholarship will be paid for the full term if you succesfully complete the fist year of the programme.

The scholarship consists of an allowance of 1000euro per month plus the yearly tuition fee and a one time installation fee of €500.

More information: Master grants.

International Course Programme (ICP)

The International Course Programme (ICP) finances study programmes at Flemish Universities.

These courses, which result in the diploma master after bachelor, can also be attended by students with other financial means.

Check the country list used for scholarships.

There are 7 courses at Ghent University:


ICP PhD is a scholarship for researchers with an ICP degree.

10 scholarships / year are provide by VLIR-UOS  to people who want to carry out research on a development topic.

The research and doctoral program are geographically spread over two locations (the academic home institution and a Flemish university). In this way both local and Flemish expertise are combined to offer you and both research groups a win-win effect.

The Selection Committee Research Scholarships assesses and ranks all proposals according to quality and relevance for the South.


Your country should be on the country list, or on the list applicable in the year you started your ICP studies (more information Liesbeth Vandepitte).

The call is open for people who graduated not earlier than 2009, or will graduate in 2014, from a Flemish, VLIR-UOS funded Master programme (ICP).

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International Foundation for Science (IFS)

IFS supports young developing country scientists who have the potential for becoming the future research leaders and lead scientists in their nations. IFS helps young researchers with the start of their career and helps them to receive national and international recognition.