These scholarships cover all related expenses. Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master's students and 70 scholarships to training participants
The master's programmes, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries.
These are designed to enable graduates to share and apply acquired knowledge in the home institution and country.
The scholarship selection is carried out by a joint selection commission of VLIR-UOS and the host university.
The host university – not the applicant! – forwards the applications for a scholarship to the VLIR-UOS secretariat after the academic admission.
The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria are taken into consideration.
These criteria consist of, on the one hand, qualification criteria which need to be fulfilled in any case by all scholarship applicants and, on the other hand, of selection criteria that are evaluated by the selection committee.
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application.
Only residents and nationals of the following countries are eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship:
Africa: 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.
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administered Areas, Philippines, Vietnam.
Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam.
Applicants, who are accepted both academically and for the scholarship, will be contacted by e-mail by VLIR-UOS and the host university at the latest on 15 May.
* Master's programme: 1 February
* Training programme: 1 February except the training about the Great Lakes (30 November)