FAQ

My country is not on the VLIR list. Are there alternative scholarship opportunities ?

The program offers 12 scholarships for excellent candidates from eligible countries. Unfortunately these are the only scholarship the program has to offer.   Other opportunities are out there but it is up to you to find the scholarship program that suits your particular needs.

I followed my bachelor in English. Does this mean I’m exempted from the language tests ?

Unfortunately only degree holders from specific countries are exempted from a language test. These countries are Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA. All other applications should pass the TOEFL or IELTS test, regardless whether or not they obtained a degree taught in English.

I have a bachelor degree that is not mentioned in the admission requirements, can I still follow the program ?

Under “Apply-admission” we listed some preferred degrees. However, this is a transdisciplinary program and diversity is one of our biggest assets. Therefore we also welcome students with less conventional backgrounds.  Admission will then depend on your motivation, possible professional experience and future careers plans as well as on our assessment on your capacity to process new knowledge.

If you are not sure about your eligibility you can contact the program staff through the contact page on this website.

I am a working student. Are there facilities to take the course part time ?

Yes, this program can be followed on a part time basis. Through a credit contract, you can enroll for one or more separate courses. More information can be found on the KU Leuven registration website: https://soc.kuleuven.be/fsw/studentenportaal/english/information/creditcontract

I don’t have a scholarship, do I have to pay for the fieldtrip myself ?

Belgian students can apply at VLIR UOS for a scholarship to cover part of the fieldwork costs.  For self-financing foreign students, there is a small financial support to cover some of the expenses of the fieldtrip. The organizing staff will make an effort to reduce the costs as much as possible but students should be prepared to cover part of the trip themselves.