Scholarships Merit-based
Ghent University

VLIR-UOS Scholarships

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Multiple disciplines
Various benefits
01 Feb 2025
Application deadline


There are a several scholarship opportunities offered by the Belgian or Flemish government to finance your studies. Note that competition is very fierce and that you need to fulfill many application requirements. Applying for a scholarship is no guarantee to obtain one!



Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition fees waiver + other benefits

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • travel expenses
  • living expenses


Application for the scholarships (VLIR-UOS scholarship and the Flanders Knowledge Area Master Mind scholarships) can be done directly via the online application form of Ghent University. There are IMaNema tuition fee waivers available and can be awarded to students who have shown strong motivation and good study results.


Applicable programmes


VLIR-UOS scholarships cover tuition fees, travel, insurance and living expenses (board and lodging). They only offer scholarships for the full duration of the Master's programme (12/24 months). It is not possible to apply for a partial scholarship or an extension.


  • Applicants can be no older than 35 years and need to be a national and resident of one of the scholarship countries at the time of application.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines




29 nationalities

Study experience required



Under 35


Application deadline

01 Feb 2025

Apply for the scholarship via the online application form.

Deadline online application is 1 February; complete files for official admission 1 April. Selected candidates are shortlisted by the Nematology Educational Committee and informed by 1 March. The final selection is communicated by May.

Applications must be submitted directly to the Flemish universities (in Belgium) and not to any local intermediary body or person in partner countries.


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