VLIR-UOS Scholarships for International Training Programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” 2020 (Fully-funded to Flanders)
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Apply for VLIR-UOS scholarship to attend an International Training Programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) run by the Law and Development Research Group of Antwerp University from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE is a full-time post-graduate certificate programme that offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group.
The training brings together a diverse group of leading experts from the North and South to introduce salient features of their disciplines, and to engage students in understanding and reflecting on key challenges for sustainable development and global justice. The postgraduate programme runs in conjunction with the Faculty’s Master of Laws (LL.M).
VLIR-UOS supports the programme with 12 scholarships for participants from the global South.
- SUSTJUSTICE attracts lawyers, scholars, and practitioners of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from all over the world.
- The programme enrolls outstanding students representing countries from the North and the South with a broad variety of backgrounds, legal interests and career plans.
You can only apply for an ITP scholarship if you meet the following requirements:
- Nationality and country of residence: A candidate should be both a national and a resident of one of the 31 eligible countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of the application.
- Relevant professional experience and a support letter: Priority is given to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy or NGOs, or to those who aim to have a career in one of these sectors. The training candidate should have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.
- Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding: Candidates who are working at a university where we already fund IUC, TEAM or SI projects, can receive an ITP-ICP scholarship if they clearly motivate the reason for their application and if they clarify why the participation at the ICP or ITP programme cannot be funded as part of the IUC, TEAM or SI programme or project funds that already exist.
- Other VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships: A potential candidate can only submit one scholarship application with us per year – irrespective of the scholarship type – and can, therefore, only be selected for one VLIR-UOS scholarship every year. Candidates who already received one of our scholarships to participate in another ITP, will not be eligible. Candidates who already received one of our scholarship to participate in an ICP (or vice versa) can only be selected if the previously attended course is thematically linked to the ITP.
- SUSTJUSTICE is a post-graduate level programme and the completion of bachelor-level education is an entry requirement.
- Participants will be selected on the basis of their previous and current studies or practice (attesting to a basic knowledge of human rights and international law) as well as their demonstrated interest as attested by a personal statement of motivation addressing how they envisage the ITP to impact their professional life, career development as well as their current institution and the societies in which they live.
- The applicants will also be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from their current or former institution.
- Scholarship applicants should be employed at the time of selection and will be asked to provide a proof of employment and a letter from their current employer confirming re-integration in a professional context after the completion of the programme.
- Since the programme is taught in English, all applicants must be able to read with ease, follow lectures and express their thoughts in fluent written and spoken English. For students whose first language is not English, either of the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to the programme*:
- Test Scores: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550, or a computer-based TOEFL level of minimum 213, or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 79-80 or IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0
- Proof of Study: Submitting proof they have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language Bachelor or Master programme. (In this case, the board of admission may still ask for additional proof of proficiency in English, demonstrated by a language certificate)
- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): minimum B2.
*If your degree was issued by a recognized educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands, you are exempted to provide evidence of your level of English (TOEFL or proof of study).
For scholarship applicants, the deadline for scholarship applications is 15th October 2019 (midnight, GMT+2).
For more information, visit VLIR-UOS Scholarships.