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 natalia.giraorodriguesdemello@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 23rd of November 2018.

Results will be informed on 19th  of December 2018.


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.