Step 1: Read the admission requirements carefully.
Before you decide to apply for the training programme be sure you meet all admission requirements. No exceptions are made.
Step 2: Register online to receive your application package.
This step screens whether or not you meet all admission requirements. Only if you are eligible, you will receive the application package.
Step 3: Fill in the application package.
Enter all required data in the application forms. Only duly completed application forms are accepted.
Step 4: Prepare and collect all required documents (checklist).
The documents in your application file need to be arranged in the following order:
- The complete application form with one recent passport size photo attached.
- A motivation letter in which you demonstrate the possibility to transfer the acquired knowledge upon return to your home country.
- An extensive curriculum vitae.
- An authenticated photocopy of the applicant’s university degree.
- An authenticated photocopy of the applicant’s transcript of academic records for each academic year.
* Note: ‘ Authenticated ’ means that the copy must be authenticated by the Belgian diplomatic office in the applicant’s country of origin or by the educational institution that issued the degree or by the Ministry of Education.
* Extra documents required for applicants from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Nigeria: the institution where you have obtained your bachelor and master diploma must send a certified copy of your diploma and transcripts under a stamped and sealed envelope to the programme coordinator.
- A document explaining the grading system (marks system) of the applicant’s home country or university. No separate document is required if this information is provided in the transcripts of academic records.
- A document proving the applicant’s knowledge of English (see language requirements).
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably from (former) academic staff or from the applicant’s superiors in the institution. Recommendations should be recent (no older than 6 months) . Use the form in your application package.
- A recent employer’s certificate stating your present position within the organisation along with a precise description of your professional responsibilities. The employer needs to motivate the importance of the training programme for you and your organization as a whole.
- A photocopy of your international passport.
- In case of you are affiliated with a university engaged in a VLIR-IUC partnership: add a signed declaration by the Flemish IUC coordinator that you are not linked to the IUC funded department.
Only documents in English are accepted. Documents in other languages must be officially translated into English by a sworn translator.
Step 5: Print out the application form, sign and send it together with all other required paper documents through regular mail or express mail to the programme coordinator (Dr. Jessica Bots) before 11 March 2016.
University of Antwerp
Dr. Jessica Bots
Ensure that your application is delivered to the coordinator as soon as possible and no later than the above mentioned deadline. The postal stamp does not apply as evidence. To be eligible, the application must be present at the coordinator's office when the call closes. Applications that are incomplete, eligible or reach the programme coordinator after the deadline will be automatically rejected. Electronic applications are not considered, as well as applications delivered to VLIR-UOS.
Step 6: All applicants shall receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application by e-mail. If you are granted a scholarship, VLIR-UOS will contact you by e-mail before the end of June 2016. Applicants who are not selected will be informed by the programme coordinator.