VLIR-UOS Scholarships

As of 2017, the IMSDP  is being supported by the  Flemish Interuniversity Development Aid Programme (VLIR-UOS).

Researchers and practitioners from a VLIR-UOS country1 are welcome to submit their applications for receiving funding to attend the programme. The funding covers return tickets, accommodation and living allowance for all supported participants. A maximum of 12 scholarships will be granted.

Applications are to be submitted via email to carine.assaf@kuleuven.be and pieter.vandenbroeck@kuleuven.be.

When applying, the candidates should include the following attachments:

  1. A short motivation letter.
  2. An abstract of their research (1 page).
  3. CV.
  4. A reference letter.
  5. Proof of English Proficiency:
  • IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 575 (paper based – PBT)/TOEFL 233 (computer based – CBT)/ TOEFL 90 (iBT).
  • A certificate attesting that previous education (Bachelor’s and/or Master’s) was conducted in English. This certificate should be issued by the University in which the Bachelor’s and/or Master’s was taught.

Please not that candidates who submit TOEFL/IELTS scores will be given preference in the selection procedure.


  • The deadline for applications is 20th of November 2020.

  • Results will be informed on 21th  of December 2020.


Countries supported by VLIR scholarships:

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger.
Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam.
Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru.

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