VLIR-UOS International Masters Scholarships (Fully-funded)

Applications are welcome from graduate students to the 2022 VLIR-UOS International fully funded Scholarships (ICP Connect).

Flanders, Belgium’s Dutch-speaking region, is a popular study destination for students from all over the world. Studying in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, or Leuven means being welcome by an open multilingual community, receiving outstanding value for money higher education, and living in a financially stable area in the heart of Europe with a good quality of life.

ICP Connect study programmes are accredited international study programmes organised at one or more Flemish universities. The programmes focus on subjects aligned with the Agenda 2030 and SDG principles.

Also, VLIVLIR-UOS values diversity and is responsible for establishing and maintaining an environment that encourages all competent people to apply, regardless of gender, handicap, sexual orientation, cultural, religious, or socioeconomic background.

Duration: 1-2 years


VLIR-UOS scholarships cover

  • tuition fees,
  • travel,
  • insurance and living expenses (board and lodging).


Applicants that meet the following criteria may apply for an ICP Connect scholarship:

  • Candidates’ must be nationals of one of the eligible countries and must be a resident of one of these countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
  • Candidates’ age on January 1 of the year of intake must be no higher than 35 for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master.
  • Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government or civil society, or those targeting a career in one of these sectors.
  • Candidates employed in the private sector or newly graduated candidates with no work experience may also apply if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
  • Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year.
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Application Process

To apply for a VLIR-UOS scholarship, applicants must follow the steps listed below:

  • Confirm their eligibility based on all given criteria.
  • Take a look at the selected Master’s programmes.
  • Learn more about the Master’s programmes on their respective websites.
  • On the university website, apply for admission to the programme as well as for the scholarship itself. When you apply for the programme, be sure to mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship.

Deadline: Unspecified

For more information on VLIR-UOS International Masters Scholarships, visit the official site.

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