Scholarship possibilities for candidates from Developing Countries
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 fromwith a certain degree of professional experience.
They aim at transferring knowledge and skills, and create the possibility for cooperation and networking.
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 of aMaster grant
Deadline for new students: 24th of December 2013
Deadline for students who already have admission: 31st of March 2014
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:
- Master of Science in Aquaculture
- Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
- Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development
- Master of Science in Food Technology (in cooperation with K.U.Leuven)
- Master of Science in Nematology
- Master of Science in Physical land Resources (in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
- Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
Every year VLIR-UOS provides 10 scholarships to people who wish to carry out research on a development topic, in a so-called sandwich programme.
The research and doctoral program are geographically spread over two locations, namely 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.
You should be a national and resident of a developing country of the VLIR-UOS-country list that was applicable in the year you started your ICP studies or be on the country list used for the scholarships.
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).
The deadline of submission is the 24th February 2014.
- More information, go to or contact Liesbeth Vandepitte.
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.