VLIR- UOS Masters & Training Scholarships in Belgium for African and Developing Countries 2014/2015

Scholarship Name: VLIR-UOS Scholarships for Training and Master Programmes in Flanders, Belgium

Brief description

VLIR-UOS offers 180 Masters & 70 training Scholarships in Belgium for students from Developing countries – 50% of scholarships will be offered to African students and almost 50% for Women. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English.

Accepted Subject Areas?

Only the training or master programmes listed below are eligible for scholarship award. All the programmes are organized at a Belgian Dutch speaking university, but taught in English.

International Master Programmes 2014 – 2015

  •     Master of Science in Development Evaluation and Management
  •     Master of Science in Globalisation and Development
  •     Master of Science in Governance and Development
  •     Master of Science in Human Settlements

International Master Programmes 2014-2016

  •     Master of Science in Aquaculture
  •     Master of Science in Biology – Specialisation Human Ecology
  •     Master of Science in Statistics – Specialisation Biostatistics
  •     Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
  •     Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes)
  •     Master of Science in Molecular Biology (IPMB)
  •     Master of Science in Nematology
  •     Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development
  •     Master of Science in Physical Land Resources
  •     Master of Science in Food Technology
  •     Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering

International Training Programmes 2014

  •     Lib@Web : Management of Electronic Information and Digital Libraries
  •     AudioVisual Learning Materials – Media and Learning Unit (AVLM)
  •     Human Rights for Development (‘HR4DEV’)
  •     Road safety in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Strategies for Improvement
  •     Technology for Integrated Water Management
  •     Dairy Nutrition
  •     International Training Programme in Food Safety, Quality Assurance Systems and Risk Analysis

About ScholarshipVLIR-UOS Scholarship Belgium

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study for a master or training programme in Flanders, Belgium. VLIR-UOS funds and facilitates academic cooperation and exchange between higher education institutions in Flanders (Belgium) and those in developing countries, which aims at building capacity, knowledge and experience for a sustainable development.

The master programmes focus on specific problems of developing countries. These are designed to enable graduates to share and apply acquired knowledge in the home institution and country. In the shorter training programmes the focus is on transferring skills rather than knowledge, thus creating opportunities for cooperation and networking.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Selection Criteria

  • Professional experience is not required for a master programme, but is a competitive advantage for selection, depending on the programme.
  • Present employment/reintegration perspectives are not required for a master programme, but is a competitive advantage for selection, depending on the programme.

Required for a training programme

  • The candidate must be currently employed or have a written (future) employer’s guarantee of (re)integration in an organization where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.
  • In case of two equally qualified candidates of different sexes, preference will be given to the female candidate. The selection commission will aim at a parity or relative balance between the number of men and the number of women awarded a VLIR-UOS scholarship.
  • The selection commission will try to ensure that 50% of a programme’s scholarships are granted to candidates from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • In case of two equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates from a disadvantaged area within their country or ethnic or social minority group, especially when these candidates can provide proof of leadership potential.

Eligibility

You can apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites:

  • You are a resident AND national of one of the countries listed from the link below (not necessarily the same country for residence and nationality). Please note that candidates must reside in one of these countries at the moment of application. The DGD country list for admissible nationalities: Africa; Asia; Latin America.
  • You are not older than 40years if you apply for a scholarship to follow a master programme. Or you are not older than 45 years if you apply for a scholarship to follow a training programme.

Number of Scholarships: VLIR-UOS will award 180 scholarships to first-year master students and 70 scholarships to training participants.

Scholarship Benefits: The scholarship covers all related expenses (full cost).

Duration of Scholarship: The master programmes will last for one or two academic years while the shorter training programmes will last one to four months,

Eligible Developing Countries

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa,

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam,

Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay

To be taken at (country): Belgium

Application Deadline:

Master programme: 1 February 2014

Training programme: check programme website

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit Scholarship webpage for more details

Sponsors

The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) responsible actor for the Belgian government

Important Notes:

All scholars are obliged to return to their country of origin as soon as possible after the study or training programme has ended.

Candidates selected for a VLIR-UOS scholarship will be contacted by VLIR-UOS the latest mid June 2014.

Comments

  1. abebe says

    I AM ABEBE FROM ETHIOPIA.I AM A BA DEGREE HOLDER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FROM ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN 2006.NOW I AM A PROJECT INITIATIVE EXPERT IN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.I AM HARD WORKER AND VERY KIND.I WANT TO DO MY POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN ANY SOCIAL SCIENCE FIELDS.BUT FOR THIS THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA CHANCE FOR ME IS A FREE SCHOLARSHIP CHANCE.SO, WOULD YOU HELP ME IN PROVIDING THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR ME? is there any possibility to get your tuition free scholarship chance? THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  2. YITBAREK ABAY GIDEY says

    This is yitbarek abay from Ethiopia. I have BSc degree in Environmental health officer which is one of the basic component of public health. I am working for the government with my profession since i graduate from Haramaya University in 2006. I have almost six years of profesional work experience. stil n ow, i don’t get an apportuanity to upgrade my career. Therefore, if i get a chance with a free and full scholarship, i would be happy to pursue my MSc programme in Belgium. So, please help me to upgrate my career to serve my people better.

    I can be reached by via email address yitbarekabai@yahoo.com

    I am looking forward to hear a response from you.
    Thank you so much for your great help!!

    Yitbarek Abay
    Adis Abeba – Ethiopia

  3. mustofa adem says

    hello there am mustofa adem from ethiopia. i have first degree in automotive technology and two years teaching experience in gov,t polytech college.now looking any technical training and scholarship to upgrade my profession.
    thank you for any cooperation

  4. says

    It is Assem from Ethiopia graduated with a BSc degree in Agriculture, Plant Science and working for the past 14 years in a commission and NGO. I am really a hard worker and instusistic for each issue Hoever, currently I would like to upgrade my professional qualification to MSC level in any developemental areas but unable to cover my tuition fee. becasue I do have my two lovely son and daughter and I cannot afford my educational expense and their monthly expenses. Hence please consider my interest to help the poor after I upgrade my qualification through your Scholarship support.
    Thank you in advance.

  5. zephaniaS. ndaro says

    I am requesting if there is scholarship opportunities for Master of Science in Agricultural Economics so that I ca develop my caree as I have graduated a Bachelor degree of Science in Agricultural Economics ang Agribusiness at Sokoine university of Agriculture in Tanzania.I am a Tanzania citizen.I can be reached through my e-mail zndaro@yahoo.com

  6. Soyemi Oluwakemi Akorede says

    my name Oluwakemi Soyemi. I have Bsc in Nutrition and Dietetics, but now I wish to further more in order to obtain my second degree which is Msc in Nutrition but my parent are not financially strengthened to send me. please I need you to help me with scholarship. And I promise that when I obtain my MSC I will use it to help people who are dying due to lack of knowledge in Nutrition and also use it to develop my great nation Nigeria, and Africa as a whole also to the nation.

  7. says

    Thanks to the government and people of Belgium for the generous offers extended to Africans and other nationals to study in your country. But could you kindly add my country Liberia in order to benefit from this opportunity. For example, I want to study my master’s degree in environmental science and sanitation or just any related fields in the environment, but my country is not eligible.

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