2011/12 International Scholarships for Professionals & Students in Developing Nations-VLIR-UOS Belgium

Application Deadline - 1st of February 2011

VLIR-UOS funds and facilitates academic cooperation and exchange between higher education institutions in Flanders (Belgium) and those in developing countries, which aims at building capacity, knowledge and experience for a sustainable development. As part of the Flemish Interuniversity Council, VLIR-UOS is responsible for managing and dispersing the university development cooperation funds of Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation.

 Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master students.

The International Training programmes are specifically designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society (e.g. universities, schools, NGOs, local communities, governments).

The target group for
master programmes comprises students from developing countries.
 Every programme has specific admission requirements, however, relevant professional experience and prospects for applying the acquired skills and knowledge in the student’s country are considered.

Applications for 2011-2012 began on October 1, 2010

Eligible Countries

Residents and nationals of the following countries are eligible

Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administered Areas, Philippines, Vietnam

 Latin America 
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam

§      International Training Programmes 2011
Designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society (e.g. universities, schools, NGOs, local communities, governments) These programmes are tailored to people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience

 List of Programmes
a.       AudioVisual Learning Materials – Management, Production and Activities (AVLM)  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
b.      Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation -Universiteit Gent
c.       International Training Programme in Food Safety, Quality Assurance Systems and Risk Analysis- Universiteit Gent
d.      Lib@Web – Management of Electronic Information and Digital Libraries-Universiteit Antwerpen
e.      Technology for Integrated Water Management-Universiteit Antwerpen

§      International Master Programmes 2011-2012
The target group for master programmes comprises students from developing countries. These programmes are primarily oriented towards students and professionals from developing countries.
·         Master of Development Evaluation and Management- Universiteit Antwerpen
·         Master of Globalisation and Development-Universiteit Antwerpen
·         Master of Governance and Development-Universiteit Antwerpen
·         Master of Human Settlements-Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

§      International Master Programmes 2011-2013
·         Master of Aquaculture -Universiteit Gent
·         Master of Biology – Specialisation Human Ecology -Vrije Universiteit Brussel
·         Master of Biostatistics -Universiteit Hasselt (tUL inclusief)
·         Master of Environmental Sanitation-Universiteit Gent
·         Master of Food Technology-Universiteit Gent, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
·         Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) -Vrije Universiteit Brussel
·          Master of Molecular Biology (IPMB)-Vrije Universiteit Brussel
·         Master of Nematology -Universiteit Gent
·         Master of Nutrition and Rural Development,Main Subject: Human Nutrition -Universiteit Gent
·         Master of Physical Land Resources-Universiteit Gent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
·         Master of Water Resources Engineering -Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

PHD programmes (10)
Awarded to promising graduates of ICP master programmes (above)  to study for a PhD at a Flemish university. ICPs are master programmes that receive institutional support from VLIR-UOS Up to ten ICP PhD scholarships can be granted every academic year to excellent ICP graduates from a developing country.

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