Fully-funded VLIR-UOS MSc Scholarships in Water Resources Engineering and other environment-related courses for selected countries

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Fully-funded VLIR-UOS MSc Scholarships in Water Resources Engineering and other environment-related courses for selected countries

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

Eligible courses

Only the following English taught courses at Belgian Flemish universities or university colleges are eligible for scholarships.

 

List of all eligible MSc programmes can be found here.

 

Selection criteria

Candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria and are ranked highest on the basis of the selection criteria, will be proposed by the university to VLIR-UOS as a candidate for the scholarship.

 

The following criteria will be taken into account for the selection of candidates for a scholarship:

 

  • Motivation

It is essential that the motivation and the career goals of the candidate focus on development relevant goals which are dealt within the master programme. Not only previously obtained academic results are key, but also the potential of the candidate to act as a ‘change agent’ in the home country after completion of the master programme.

 

  • Professional experience

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a higher possibility of implementing and/or transferring the newly gained knowledge upon return to the home country.

 

  • Gender

The selection committee will aim at a relative balance between the number of male and female candidates awarded a VLIR-UOS scholarship.

 

  • Regional balance

The selection committee will aim at a diversification of candidates from different countries and continents. The selection committee will also aim to award at least 50% of the available scholarships to candidates coming from Least Developed Countries or Other Low Income Countries (defined by OESO-DAC for ODA recipients), given that there are sufficient qualitative candidates from these countries.

 

  • Social background

In case of two equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they belong to a disadvantaged group or area within their country or an ethnic or social minority group.

 

  • Previously awarded scholarships

Preference will be given to candidates who have never received a scholarship to study in a developed country (bachelor or master).

Eligibility criteria

You can only apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites.

 

  • Nationality and Country of Residence

 

A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the following 31 countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application:

 

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

 

  • Age

The maximum age for a Master programme candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. The maximum age for a training candidate is 45 years. The candidate cannot succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.

 

For more information and to apply, Click here.

Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu

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