VLIR-UOS Full Master’s Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries 2021

Application is currently ongoing for the 2021 VLIR-UOS full master’s scholarships for students from developing countries in Belgium.

This VLIR-UOS Master’s program aims at attracting students from both natural and social sciences, willing to bridge both ecological and societal domains of the interdisciplinary sustainability problem. VLIR-UOS expect candidates with excellent results with a background in the following fields: geography, ecology, biology, sustainability studies, bio-economy, spatial planning, development studies, environmental management, environmental sciences, biodiversity, conservation biology, landscape ecology, political ecology, human ecology, social ecology, etc.

However, students with a more general background in social sciences (economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology) and applied sciences (bio-engineering, architecture) are also invited to apply. The VLIR-UOS provides scholarships to follow one of the 15 selected international master programs (ICP). Interested candidates from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America can apply for a full scholarship.

Duration: 2 years


It’s a full-tuition scholarship


Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following requirements

  • A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the 31 eligible countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of the application.
  • The maximum age for a master program candidate is 35 for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master.
  • 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 apply for the scholarship as well, depending on their motivation and profile.
  • A candidate can only submit one scholarship application per year – irrespective of the scholarship type.
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Application Process

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Deadline: February 1, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.

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