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    VLIR-UOS Training Scholarships for Developing Countries in Belgium

    With the International Training Programme, VLIR-UOS funds practical trainings of 1 to 4 months on a development oriented subject taught in English at Flemish universities and university colleges.

    Target students:

    Students from Africa, Asía and Latin America are welcome candidates for this scholarship.

    Number of awards: 12

    If you want to apply for this scholarship, you should take into account:

    To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the training programme. To apply for a training programme, visit the website of the training programme of your interest. Follow the guidelines for application for the programme as mentioned on its website. In the programme application, you can mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship. In case you do, the programme coordinator forwards your application to VLIR-UOS.  Applications that are sent to VLIR-UOS directly by the candidate will not be considered. Deadline varies depending on the course but is around Feb-April 2015.

    It is important to visit the main website (links found above) or the specific Training Programme you have chosen for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Scholarship benefits

    VLIR-UOS provides full scholarships for the total duration of the training including  allowance of € 32/day, several one-time payments, accommodation, insurance, international travel and tuition fee.

    These are the requirements to apply for

    • Nationality and country of residence:  A candidate should be both a national and a resident of one of the 31 eligible countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of the application.
    • Relevant professional experience and a support letter: Priority is given to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy or NGOs, or to those who aim to have a career in one of these sectors. The training candidate should have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.
    • Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding: Candidates who are working at a university where we already fund IUC, TEAM or SI projects, can receive an ITP-ICP scholarship if they clearly motivate the reason for their application and if they clarify why the participation at the ICP or ITP programme cannot be funded as part of the IUC, TEAM or SI programme or project funds that already exist.
    •  Other VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships: A potential candidate can only submit one scholarship application with us per year - irrespective of the scholarship type - and can, therefore, only be selected for one VLIR-UOS scholarship every year. Candidates who already received one of our scholarships to participate in another ITP, will not be eligible. Candidates who already received one of our scholarship to participate in an ICP (or vice versa) can only be selected if the previously attended course is thematically linked to the ITP.