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    “Generieke beurzen” (i.e. generic scholarships)

    • Destination Agreement with a non-European higher education institution is needed. To receive more info on the VUB partner institutions, contact IRMO.
       
    • Application procedure & selection Students need to be nominated by their Faculty. You will be informed when the VUB call to apply for a Generieke Beurs is open (as from March 15) and how to apply. Applications are sent to IRMO the latest 1 April 2021. VUB’s International Policy Council decides who is awarded the grant (start of June) on the basis of 3 criteria:
    1. Weighted average grades (including the January session)
    2. Priority for exchanges to a VUB partner institution
    3. At least 25% of the selected candidates receive a Flemish study allowance
       
    • Scholarship details & payment scheme Scholarship consists of return ticket (fixed amounts) and a grant of 700 EUR (or 900 EUR for students with Flemish study allowance)/month. 80% of the scholarship is paid upon arrival, 20% upon return. Travel grant is transferred after signing the grant agreement.
       
    • Duration Min. 1 month - max. 10 months.
       
    • Specific conditions
      - Write a final report
      - Complete a short survey.

    ! Given the limited number of scholarships available, the competition is high for scholarships for studies to a host organisation of your choice. If you are however not awarded a scholarship, you can still go for an intercontinental exchange at your own expense.

    Priority Country Programme

    • Destination Agreement between with a non-European higher education institution is needed and the host institution needs to be located in one of 9 priority countries: Brazil, Chile, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, United States and South-Africa. To receive more information on the partner institutions, contact IRMO.
       
    • Application procedure & selection Students need to be nominated by their Faculty and the selection must be accepted by the host institution. Students equally need to express their interest for this scholarship to IRMO and will then be informed when the call to apply for this grant is open detailing the procedure. The application deadline for exchanges in 2021-22 is 26 February 2021. Selection is done externally based on the following criteria.
       
    • Scholarship details & payment scheme Scholarship consists of return ticket (fixed amounts) and a grant of 700 EUR (or 900 EUR for students with a Vlaamse Studietoelage)/month. ! Maximum of 2,800 EUR in all.
       
    • Duration Min. 1 month - max. 12 months (except for Turkey)
       
    • Specific conditions & more information via this link.