Only applicable to VLIR-UOS scholars
VLIR-UOS scholars will need to open a bank account prior to their arrival in Belgium in order to enable the IOB to provide the scholarship allowance upon arrival in Belgium.
The procedure to open a bank account runs online (see instructions below). As soon as the application for a bank account is accepted, the account number will be communicated by e-mail. You need to communicate your bank account number to IOB (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately to enable IOB to prepare the payment of your allowance. VLIR-UOS scholars who do not open a bank account before 15 August will not receive their September allowance upon arrival.
Download the instructions here.