1 February 2020



(Fully Funded)



The ICP “Master of Transportation Sciences – Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries”  with a unique focus and approach to Road Safety in Developing Countries, The programme is supported by VLIR UOS  and has 12 scholarships available each year.

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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).
  • The society (e.g. societal norms and translation into policy and enforcement measures).

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

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Transportation Sciences.
  • Road Safety.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

Morocco, Palestinian Territories

Program Period

2 Years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)


Required study level and degree programme:
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

Sufficient knowledge of the English language

Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is 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). For more information about the TOEFL, go to , Students who take in the test are required to indicate institution code 9005, so that the results are transmitted to Hasselt University directly. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results.
  • IELTS-certificate (min. overall band score 6.0). For more information, go to 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. Note that we only accept academic TOEFL or IELTS-test results.
  • Passed another English test of similar level as TOEFL or IELTS.
  • 1 year comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent.


You can only apply for a scholarship if you meet all VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria:
For example:

  • Nationality and country of residence:
    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.
  • Age:
    The maximum age for a master programme scholarship is 35 (on 1st January 2019). 


For a full description of the scholarship eligibility criteria, visit the VLIR-UOS website: VLIR-UOS scholarship eligibility criteria

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Monthly allowance: € 1150 month (for cost of meals, transport, personal expenses and accommodation).
  • Time payment for indirect travel costs: € 150.
  • Time payment for logistical allowance: 850.
  • Insurance, international travel and tuition fee.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill in an online application form

  • Make sure all required fields have been filled in and all required documents have been uploaded.
  • Important notes for the registration:
  1. Page STUDY PROGRAMME: select “Master of Transportation Sciences – Traffic Safety”
  2. Page LEARNING ACCOUNT: if you have not yet obtained a degree in Belgium, the balance of your learning account is 140
  3. Page SUCCESS RATE: if you weren’t enrolled at Hasselt University in the previous year, skip this page and proceed to the next page of the application form
  4. If you are eligible to apply for the ICP scholarship, you will see this on the page FINANCES of the online application. To apply for the scholarship, you have to select the option “YES” for “application for a VLIR-ICP scholarship”.

Second Step: VLIR UOS scholarship application form

To apply for the ICP scholarship, you have to follow a specific procedure. You will find more information about this procedure on the VLIR-application form, which you can download at the top of the UP/DOWNLOAD page of your online application form.

Third Step: Send hard copies of your application by post

  • Printout of the VLIR-UOS scholarship application form
  • Hard copies of legalised* degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • Hard copies of additional necessary documents (certified English translations of diplomas and degrees, proof of English proficiency, 2 letters of recommendation, passport picture, …): see checklist

* Legalised/certified hard copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts.
You can ask your university to issue a new set of original transcripts or you can ask the university who originally issued the documents to make a certified copy of your diploma/transcript/diploma supplement. They stamp the copy, thereby attesting that it is a true copy of the original document.
Photocopies or digital versions of certified copies cannot be accepted!

Note: Before starting an application, check whether you meet ALL conditions of admission (academic + scholarship). If this is not the case, your application will be rejected.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Wahiba Elzayat / Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
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