Unknown to many, there are a number of scholarship programs in Belgium for international students specifically for students from developing countries. The Belgian Government, in their efforts towards development cooperation, offers scholarships to foreign students wishing to pursue further studies in Belgium. Belgian Universities included in the top 100 World Universities has scholarship programs for international students as well.
1. Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) Scholarships
The Belgian Development Agency offers scholarships for students from 18 partners’ countries of the Belgian development cooperation. The scholarships support (master and doctorate) studies, internships, trainings, study tours and travel trips. These opportunities are offered in Belgium and/or in other partner countries.
2. VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarship
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from selected developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue a Training or Master’s Programme related to development at Universities in Belgium. The scholarships cover tuition fee, accomodation, allowance, travel costs, and other program related costs.
3. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Belgium
Belgian Universities participate in a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. The scholarships allow international students to pursue a participating Erasmus Mundus study program for free. Find the complete list of Erasmus Mundus Master Courses and PhD Courses and from these lists you will find Erasmus Mundus funded courses that are conducted in Belgium.
4. Science@Leuven Scholarships for International Students
The Science@Leuven Scholarship are for motivated and talented international students, interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven. The amount of the scholarship can be up to 8,000 Euro for 1 year. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary.
5. Ghent University Master Grants for Developing Countries
Ghent University provides Masters scholarships to outstanding international students from developing countries who wish to obtain a Master’s degree at Ghent University. The scholarship consists of an insurance, an allowance of 1000 euro per month, an installation fee of 500€ and a refund of the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80€.
6. Liege University Scholarships for International Students
Liege University offers scholarships for both EU and non EU students who wish to study a Master’s Degree at the University. The scholarship includes monthly allowance for the duration of the studies, travel costs, and enrolment fees.
7. CUD Scholarships
The University Commission for Development (CUD) provides scholarships to international students from selected developing countries who wants to pursue training or Master’s study in Belgium. CUD provides cutting-edge international Masters and training courses for development.
8. Belgian American Education Foundation Fellowships
The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications from citizens or permanent residents of the United States for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. The B.A.E.F. will award up to nine fellowships each carrying a stipend of $26,000 for one year.