VLIR-OUS Masters Scholarships (ICP Connect) In Belgium For International Students

By | January 29, 2023

Deadline: 1/28 Feb 2023 (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts 2023

Brief description: 

VLIR-UOS awards ICP Connect Master’s scholarships to students from 29 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow an English-taught Master programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.

Host Institution(s):

Participating Belgian Flemish University

Fields of study/Programmes:

15 ICP Master’s programmes at participating Belgian Universities

Number of Awards:

10 scholarships are awarded for each Master’s programme.

Target group:

Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroun, Cuba, DR Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guinee, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Palestina, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Scholarship value/duration:

VLIR-UOS only provides full scholarships for the total duration of the Master’s Programme (12/24 months). The scholarships cover  cover tuition fees, travel, insurance and living expenses (board and lodging).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nationality and country of residence: Candidates’ must be nationals of one of the 29 eligible countries and must be a resident of one of these countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
  • Age: 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.
  • Professional background and experience: 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 be considered if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
  • Scholarship applications: Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year.
  • Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates may not have previously received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a study programme and may not have enrolled in a study programme at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.

Application instructions:

Via the university’s website, you will have to apply for both 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. The deadline varies and are determined by the programme but most deadlines are around 1 February or 28 February 2022.

It is important to visit the  official website and the websites of  the specific Master’s Programme you have chosen for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.vliruos.be/en/call_types/scholarships/scholarships_for_masters_(icp_connect)/1569

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