The University of Antwerp is excited to offer a scholarship programme in collaboration with The Daughters for Life Foundation (DFL). The scholarships provide a unique opportunity to eligible candidates from the Middle East to study a Bachelor or Master programme at the University of Antwerp.  We want to empower candidates from the region to develop their powerful potential to be the voices of equality, leaders of development, agents of change in their communities, and promotors of peace in the Middle East and around the world. The scholarships are offered with the support of external organisations Cusanus and Zonta.

Applications are screened by both DFL and the University of Antwerp and as a candidate, you will need to meet the selection criteria of both organisations.

Note: The DFL-UAntwerp scholarships have separate application deadlines to the general application deadlines for all international students. 

Eligibility criteria

You can apply for the DFL Scholarship if you are:

  • Female
  • A citizen and resident of one of the following countries in the Middle East: Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco
  • In financial need
  • Committed to returning to the home country once studies are complete, to benefit your community

Additional Required Criteria

  • Achieving success despite adversity and hardship
  • Making an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and women through work and volunteering at school and in the community.
  • Aim to positively contribute to all communities you join
  • Proven compassion, creativity, and perseverance
  • Reaching significant academic grades (a minimum of 75% unless the program you are applying to requires a higher grade)
  • Having a strong command of English that meets the academic institution’s requirement
  • An offer of admission to a program from Daughters for Life Academic Partner

You will also need to meet the academic requirements for the study programme you want to follow at the University of Antwerp. Each programme has its own academic prerequisites and language requirements. See the list of eligible programmes below for more information. 

Study programmes that qualify for a DFL-UAntwerp scholarship

Application procedure

After ensuring you meet all the eligibility criteria of the study programme as well as of DFL, you must complete two separate stages simultaneously: 

1. Apply to the University of Antwerp 

Applications to the university are not done through DFL. You have to meet the programme's admission requirements and apply directly. Read the ​admission procedure and contact the DFL coordinator directly for additional information and to mention you are a DFL applicant.

For your application to be considered for a DFL scholarship, it needs to be submitted via our online application tool, Mobility Online, before the deadline of 14 January 2022. Note that this early deadline is only for DFL scholarships. Any applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the scholarship. 

2. Apply to the DFL Scholarship Programme

Complete the DFL Scholarship Programme Application before the deadline of 14 January 2022. Please contact for further assistance.

Important deadlines

Scholarship applications for the academic year 2022-2023 can be submitted within the following timeframe: 

DFL applications open 1 November 2021

DFL applications close 14 January 2022

UAntwerp applications open 1 December 2021 

UAntwerp applications close 14 January 2022


Only for assistance during the application
Ms Parul Goel