A once-in-a-lifetime experience?: research stays or internships in the South

Sun 14:15 - 14:45

Lecture hall 2

VLIR-UOS

Student? Ambitious? A lively interest in development cooperation? Look no further, because VLIR-UOS might pave the way for a once-in-a-lifetime international experience! The organisation provides small travel grants for students from the European Economic Area (EEA) to fund research stays or internships in the South. Thanks to this travel grant, EEA students enrolled at Flemish universities or university colleges can receive limited financial support for a study trip to one of the 32 scholarship countries in the South, such as Ethiopia, Vietnam or Peru. The presentation will provide you with more practical information about the travel grants programme. We will answer questions such as: ‘Can I apply for a travel grant?’, ‘How do I apply for a scholarship?’, ‘Where can I go?’, ‘How long should I stay?’, ‘What is expected upon return?’, … We will also share some experiences of stays in the South as well as provide you with some indispensable tips and tricks.