Sign up for the ICP “Master of Transportation Sciences” 2021 scholarship program if you are a student interested in pursuing a 2-year multidisciplinary master program with a unique focus and approach to Road Safety in Developing Countries. 

The program will cover the costs associated with studying the masters program for the duration for which the program will last.

Scholarship recipients will be trained to identify transportation and road safety issues in order to create innovative solutions.

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2021.


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For each of the 12 awardees in the program, the scholarship will provide:

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly allowance: € 1150/month to fund-
    • meals, 
    • transport, 
    • personal expenses, and 
    • accommodation.
  • One time payment for indirect travel costs: € 150
  • One time payment for logistical allowance: € 850
  • Insurance and international travel.


The VLIR UOS Scholarships for the ICP: Master of Transportation Sciences – Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries is open to students who satisfy the following eligibility criteria: 

  • 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.
  • Within the age range of 18-35 (as of 1st January 2021). 

Applicants must also satisfy the following academic admission criteria(Hasselt University):

  • Hold 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
  • Minimum grade obtained: distinction
  • Proficient in English Language and to be certified by one of the below mentioned tests: (Native speakers or holders of a degree, obtained in the English language are exempt from these tests)
    • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, 
      • computer based: score 213 or more, 
      • internet base: score 79-80). 

Students who take the test are required to indicate institution code 9005, so that the results are transmitted to Hasselt University directly. Only academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results will be accepted.

  • IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0). 

On the day of the test, Hasselt University can be selected as the institution to which the test result should be sent, with reference to the contact person of the programme for which you wish to apply. 

  • passed another English test comparable to the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • 1 year comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent.


  • Amounts for training or Masters programs starting in 2021 are subject to change. 
  • Further information on the scholarships can be found here. 

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Application Instructions

Before commencing your application,

To sign up for the scholarship,

  • Completely fill the online application form.
  • Forward the required legalised hard copies by post/courier before the application deadline to 

Hasselt University, attn. Ms. Leen Jorissen, Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium.

About the ICP VLIR UOS Scholarship Program

The ICP “Master of Transportation Sciences – Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries” offers a master program with a focus to promote road safety in developing countries. 

With support from VLIR UOS, the scheme funds 12 scholarships annually.

Themed “Road Safety in the South” for the 2021 edition of the program, students will be 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). 

Road safety in this program is approached as a cross-border field, incorporating elements of psychology, economy, urban planning, environmental studies, engineering and more. 

Key Dates and Order of Program

Applications should be submitted in time for the September 2021 intake by the deadline of  1st February 2021.

Applicants who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by VLIR-UOS via email between the end of May and mid June 2021.

Applicants who have not been granted a scholarship will be informed by Hasselt University in the same time frame.

The top 12 applicants will receive a scholarship. There will also be a waiting list of eligible candidates who ranked between 13 to max. 24.

Applicants who are not granted a scholarship, but are academically admissible, will be given the opportunity to be admitted to the non-scholarship master in Transportation Sciences.

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