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Belgium - The VLIR-UOS Scholarships Academic Year 2019-2020

VLIR-UOS receives funding from the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD). The DGD dedicates 5% of its funds to university cooperation for development, for partnerships and exchange between Belgian universities or university colleges and universities in a limited number of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Ethiopia, DR Congo, Tanzania, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador, Cuba, South Africa and Peru, being the most important ones.

VLIR-UOS supports a selection of development relevant master- and training programmes, organised at a Flemish university or university college ranking among the best in Europe. At present, VLIR-UOS funds 189 ongoing projects and ±1300 scholarships.

Master Programmes
The International Master Programmes are accredited (initial or complementary) Master programmes (EQF 7) of one or two years (60 or 120 ECTS) on a development relevant subject with a focus on innovative responses to global and local challenges.

The programmes have a specific but non-exclusive focus on participants from developing countries, to whose specific needs the teaching methods are adapted and, to a number of which, VLIRUOS awards scholarships for the duration of the programme.

Interested candidates can apply for a fully-fledged scholarship for the academic year 2019-2020 from November 2018 onwards.

Development Evaluation and Management (Antwerp University)
Globalization and Development (Antwerp University)
Governance and Development (Antwerp University)
Human Settlements (KU Leuven)
Cultures and Development Studies (KU Leuven)
Science in Food Technology (KU Leuven, Ghent University)
Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes) (VUB, Antwerp University, Ghent University)
Epidemiology (Antwerp University)
Agro-and Environmental Nematology (Ghent University)
Rural Development (Ghent University)
Statistics (Hasselt University)
Aquaculture (Ghent University)
Water Resources Engineering (KU Leuven, VUB)
Sustainable Territorial Development (KU Leuven)
Transportation Sciences (Hasselt University)
VLIR-UOS provides full scholarships for the total duration of the Master programme. It is not possible to apply for a partial scholarship.

International Training Programmes (ITP)
VLIR-UOS supports some training programmes with scholarships. The training programmes are selected by a commission of experts and the topics can differ from year to year. For 2018, the training programmes focus on:
Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law (SUSTLAW)
Evidence-based decision making in Food Safety
Modern breeding techniques of maize
International training on Epidemiology
Biostatistics and Qualitative research methods (I-EBQ) and International Module for
Spatial Development Planning Application deadlines are different for every programme.

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