Sunday, November 25, 2018

ICP/VLIR UOS Master’s Scholarship Program for Developing Countries 2018/2019

Applications for the ICP/VLIR UOS Scholarship Program 2018/2019 are now open. The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) offers 12 scholarships for the Master’s program “Master of Transportation Sciences – Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries”.

Students are trained to identify transportation and road safety issues in order to create innovative solutions by using an integrative approach based on three pillars: the individual (dealing with the human behaviour in traffic and how to influence it e.g. intentional and unintentional riskful behaviour such as drunk driving or cognitive impairments), the environment (e.g. creating self-explaining roads and infrastructure that minimizes crash impact) and the society (e.g. societal norms and translation into policy and enforcement measures).
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  • Monthly allowance: €1150/month (for cost of meals, transport, personal expenses and accommodation)
  • 1- time payment for indirect travel costs: € 150
  • 1- time payment for logistical allowance: € 850
  • Insurance, international travel and tuition fee

Applicants must be a national and resident of one of the below 31 countries: 
  • Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger
  • Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
The maximum age for a master program scholarship is 35 (on January 1, 2019)

Participants should have at least an academic bachelor degree in one of the following disciplines: 
  • Behavioural sciences: psychology, sociology
  • Political and social sciences
  • Mathematical and statistical sciences
  • Economy, transport economy
  • Transport or traffic planning, urban planning or design, geography, (urban) architecture
  • Engineering: transport engineer, civil engineer
The participants are expected to have both a passive and active command of the English language at a reasonable level. Participant should be able to follow ex cathedra lessons, take notes and present some case studies themselves. Proof of English proficiency has to be submitted. This can be one or more of the below: 
  • 1 year comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent
  • passed for a TOEFL test (min. score 550 PBT, 213 CBT or 79 IBT)
  • passed for IELTS test (min. overall band score of 6.0)
  • passed another English test of similar level as TOEFL or IELTS
How to Apply:

February 1, 2019