Hasselt University Masters Scholarship Program for Students from Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS ICP scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Statistics and Data Science
Course Level: Masters
Provider: VLIR-UOS
Country to Study in: Belgium

Scholarship Description
The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) offers 12 full-fledged scholarships each year for the ICP Master’s programme, Master of Statistics and Data Science.

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students and professionals from a number of countries to study in Flanders as well as travel grants to Flemish/European students to do fieldwork/internships in one of the 31 scholarship countries in Africa, Asia or Latin America.

There are various possible scholarships for international students of the Master of Statistics and Data Science, depending on their country of origin, study programme, etc.

The scholarship eligibility criteria include:
1). 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, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  • Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
2). Age: the maximum age for a Master programme candidate is 35 years. The candidate cannot exceed this age on January 1 of the intake year.

3). Language requirements: Candidates who wish to apply have to demonstrate good command of the English language, both spoken and written. English language skills need to be confirmed by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or any recognised proficiency test:
  • a TOEFL score report (paper-based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet-based: score 79-80)
  • IELTS certificate (overall band score 6.0)
The English Language Test can be waived on the basis of an interview or if English language proficiency is proven otherwise (e.g. if education or part of it was in English or if English is a national language in your home country).

Eligible groups
Citizens of the following regions and countries:
  • 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
Participating Institutions
Hasselt University, Belgium

Number of awards
A total of 12 scholarships will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
Covers study duration

Scholarship benefits
Which costs are covered by the scholarship?
  • Allowance as of September 2018 (this includes the accommodation and family allowance): € 1150/month;
  • Several one-time payments;
  • Insurance, international travel and tuition fee.
Method of Application
More information on the scholarships and all eligibility criteria can be found on the VLIR-UOS website.

For SY 2021-2022, application for admission is open from October 2020 until 1st February 2021.

VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges, in Flanders and the South, that are searching for answers to global and local challenges.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2021
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Belgium for International Students

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