Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Belgium
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Flemish Universities
  • Funded by: VLIR-UOS
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 28 February, 2024
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Scholarship Benefits

  • Scholarships provided by VLIR-UOS encompass expenses for tuition, travel, insurance, as well as living costs, including accommodation and meals. These scholarships are available exclusively for the entire length of the Master’s program, either 12 or 24 months. Applications for partial scholarships or requests for extensions cannot be accommodated.

Please note that scholarship amounts are subject to alteration following shifts in governmental funding policies. The latest details on the scholarship provisions are accessible via the current scholarship framework link.

Find full list of scholarships in Belgium for international students here.


Eligible individuals can submit their application for an ICP Connect scholarship if they fulfill the criteria below:

  • Nationality and residence: Applicants must hold citizenship from one of the 29 specified eligible countries and reside in any of these countries (which does not have to be their country of citizenship) at the time they apply. For the list of countries whose citizens can apply for scholarships, please refer to our list.
  • Age restrictions: As of January 1 in the intake year, applicants for an initial master must be under 36 years of age, and for an advanced master, under 46 years of age.
  • Employment and experience: Those currently working in academia, governmental sectors, or non-governmental organizations will be given preference. However, private sector employees or recent graduates lacking professional experience are also encouraged to apply, provided they present a compelling motivation and profile.
  • Scholarship application rules: Each individual is permitted to apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship each year. Simultaneous receipt of another scholarship or grant for this or any other study program is not allowed.
  • Past scholarship awards: Applicants should not have previously been granted a scholarship by the Belgian government for any study program, nor should they have been enrolled in any Belgian higher education institution prior to January 1 of the intake year.

Be aware that institutions may specify additional criteria.

How to apply

To ensure that you qualify, review all the necessary criteria thoroughly.

  • Examine the list of chosen Master’s programs, totaling 15.
  • For detailed information about each Master’s program, visit the individual websites.
  • If a particular program piques your interest, proceed to the hosting university’s website and adhere to their application guidelines.
  • On the university’s site, submit your application for both the program and the scholarship. Remember to specify your intention to apply for a scholarship when completing your program application. You should not submit applications to more than one Master’s program annually.

Additional Information

Program-specific deadlines are set and adhered to. The organisers of the program provide the outcomes of the selection process.

Upon receiving the selection results, we will promptly reach out to both the chosen candidates and those on the waiting list via email, with all communications to be completed by mid-June at the latest.

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