Each year the government of Belgium offers Belgian Bilateral programme for Vietnamese students to pursue master studies at Belgian universities. There will be 30 full Master Awards awarded for the academic year 2015-2016. The sponsorship will cover a return ticket to Belgium, all tuition fees, basic health insurance and a monthly stipend and allowances. Women and candidates coming from remote areas are strongly encouraged to apply. The closing date for application is 30 December, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Within the framework of the Belgian Bilateral programme, the fields of study are not restricted but priority will be given to the areas of intervention of the Belgian development cooperation in Vietnam, notably: water and sanitation management, climate change, urbanization, engineering, and governance.
Course Level: financial aid positions will be awarded to pursue master studies at Belgian universities in Belgium.
Scholarship Provider: The government of Belgium
The award can be taken at: Belgium
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-Be a citizen of Vietnam, residing and working in Vietnam at the moment of application;
-Not have citizenship or permanent resident status of Belgium or any other developed countries on the OECD list;
-Not be married or engaged to a person holding or eligible to hold Belgian citizenship;
-Not be older than 35 years at the moment of application;
-Hold a full-time official university degree;
-Have minimum 02 full years of working experience (after undergraduate study up to the moment of application). The experience must be relevant to the selected Master study;
-Be fluent in English or in French. Requirements by BBS: French: at least DELF B2 / TCF 400-500; English: at least IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL computer 213 / TOEFL iBT 79-80.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of Vietnam are eligible for this Belgian Bilateral programme.
Description: Within the framework of its cooperation programme with Vietnam, the government of Belgium wishes to support the government of Vietnam in its efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development. The Belgian Bilateral Scholarships (BBS) constitute an important component of this cooperation programme, which aims to contribute to the long-term growth and stability of Vietnam. Belgian Bilateral Scholarships, granted through the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) under the Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, enable young professionals from Vietnam to pursue Master studies in Belgium and gain new expertise for the benefit of their country. The programme is managed and implemented by the Belgian Embassy in Hanoi and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).
Number of award(s): There will be 30 full Master Awards.
Duration of award(s): The studentships are offered for the academic year 2014-2015.
What does it cover? The sponsorship will cover a return ticket to Belgium, all tuition fees, basic health insurance and a monthly stipend and allowances.
Selection Criteria: Besides the criteria to assess the applicants’ qualification and motivation, the Selection Committee will also take into consideration the geographical, sectoral and institutional balance of all selected courses before making a final decision on awarding The grants.
Notification: Interviews will be conducted in February 2015. The result of interviews and of application to all applicants will be informed (by the Belgian Embassy) by the end of March 2015.
How to Apply: Documents that should accompany the application form (All documents in Vietnamese must be a legalized true copy, with certified translation in English or French)
-Copy of birth certificate.
-Copy of University degree, and Master degree (if any).
-Copy of academic (University, Master) transcripts.
-Copy of the internationally recognized language certificates.
-A short explanation about the grading system of Vietnam(This document will assist the Belgian universities to better understand the meaning of the grading system in Vietnam, and therefore enable them to assess the qualifications of applicants through academic transcripts).
-Two letters of recommendation, either professional or academic with contact details of the referees.
-Authorization letter of the current employer (see Template in Annex 1 of the Application Form).
01 original and 03 copies of the Application File (including form & annexes) are to be sent in a sealed envelope marked “Application for 2014/15 Belgian Bilateral Scholarships”. Applications sent by mail will be checked based on the date of the post stamp. Applications sent by fax/email are not accepted.
application Deadline: The closing date for application is 30 December, 2014.