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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)

Research Back Packs

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. In 2016 they are awarded for the duration of 1 year. Only students already studying in their first master year will be able to apply.

      Next call will be launched on the first of February 2016. Deadline: 15th of April.

      The scholarship consists of an allowance of 1000euro per month plus the yearly tuition fee (max. 105€) 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

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

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

        NOTE: Due to financial restrictions there will be no new call in november 2014.

        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).


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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.