Short Courses and Postgraduate Scholarships (Masters and PhD)

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Short Courses and Postgraduate Scholarships: Every year, with the support of the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC), VLIR awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study one of the 15 International Courses Programme (ICPs) or one of the 6 International Training Programmes (ITPs).

Each year, there are a maximum of 180 scholarships available for first-year International Courses Programme (ICP) students and a maximum of 70 scholarships for International Training Programmes (ITP) participants.

These programmes primarily address students and professionals from developing countries.

These scholarships cover all costs.

The application form should be returned to VLIR no later than 1 February.

International Courses

  • Master of Science in Biostatistics
  • Master of Science in Aquaculture
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development, Main Subject: Human Nutrition
  • Master of Nematology
  • Master in Physical Land Resources
  • Master of Food Technology
  • Master of Human Ecology
  • Master of Molecular Biology
  • Master of Ecological Marine Management
  • Master of Water Resources Engineering
  • Master of Human Settlements
  • Master in Development Evaluation and Management
  • Master in Globalisation and Development
  • Master in Governance and Development in Sub-Sahara Africa

International Training Programmes

  • Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation
  • AudioVisual Learning Materials – Production and Management
  • Governing for Development: Opportunities and Challenges for
  • Development Actors under the New Aid Paradigm
  • Dairy Technology: From Rural to Industrial Level
  • Scientific and Technological Information Management in Universities and Libraries

Candidates should:

  • have a study history in agreement with the academic admission requirements of the programme

  • not have reached the age of 35 at the moment of their application

  • be a resident of a developing country

  • not have studied before in an industrialised country have at least two years of work experience

  • be proficient in English (speaking and writing).

  • When English has not been the language of instruction, proficiency in English has to be proven with a TOEFL- or equivalent certificate

For further details, and application materials, contact: Short Courses and Postgraduate Scholarships Website

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