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VLIR-UOS calls ICP PhD Scholarships for developing countries at Flemish University & Host Country 2013. Full details:

VLIR-UOS ICP PhD Scholarships

School: Flemish Universities / Belgium & Host Country


Field(s): Subjects given in Flemish Universities related to Development Topics

Deadline: February 2013

Funded by: VLIR-UOS

Beneficiaries(Target Group):The call is open for people who graduated not earlier than 2008, or will graduate in 2013, from a Flemish, funded Master programme (ICP).

Benefits(value/ Inclusions):

  • Number of awards offered: 10 Scholarships are offered.
  • Duration of award(s): A full ICP PhD scholarship consists of two consecutive two-year terms and cannot be extended.


  • The ICP PhD programme aims to institutionally strengthen universities or research institutions in the South through capacity building, by upgrading local academic personnel by offering PhD scholarships.
  • Hence every year about 10 scholarships are provided to people who wish to carry out research on a development topic, in a so-called sandwich programme. 

  • The research and doctoral program are geographically spread over two locations, namely the academic home institution and a Flemish university. In this way both local and Flemish expertise are combined to offer you and both research groups a win-win effect. The selection committee research scholarships assesses and ranks all proposals according to quality and relevance for the South.


To qualify for VLIR-UOS ICP PhD 2013 Scholarships , candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

    Must graduated not earlier than 2008, or will graduate in 2013, from a Flemish, funded Master programme (ICP).

    Should be a national and resident of a developing country of the V-UOS-country list that was applicable in the year you started your ICP studies (see V-UOS website) or be on the 54 list currently used for scholarships.
 The 54 country lists are as follows:

    Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

    Latin America: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay

    should already have obtained your ICP Master’s degree when you submit the application, or should obtain it in the reference year, i.c. 2013.

    The programme is not limited to those graduates who have already been granted an ICP scholarship of VLIR-UOS(V-UOS ).

    Students from developing countries (see country lists on our website) who followed a V-UOS funded Master at a Flemish University (ICP) by their own means or with another scholarship are also welcome to apply.

    Selection Criteria: Academic curriculum (past grades are considered less important than a balanced research proposal);

    Research capacity or potential (past publications are considered less important than a balanced research proposal);

    Knowledge of and experience with the subject of the research proposal;

    Language skills relevant to or necessary for the research.

    Additional relevant abilities and skills.

    Students will be notified by late June 2013.

    Time schedule, the call was launched in November. And deadline to submit a proposal is in February and slightly differs by university (see call).

    The selection committee research scholarships evaluates the proposal in May.

    Scholarship Application Method

    Apply electronically.

    It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website

    The next deadline for applications is 15 February 2013, 25 February 2013, Deadline for submission of all PhD application files for the respective university to V-UOS is 15 March 2013.

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