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Extension of DUO-Belgium/Flanders 2020 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Flanders 2020 Call for Applications

1. Application Period

  • ● December 23, 2019 ~ April 6, 2020 GMT+1

  • ● No applications will be accepted after the deadline of April 6, 2020 GMT+1

2. Eligibility

Your exchange project needs to fulfill all five requirements below.

  • ● A higher education institution in Belgium/Flanders(home institution) and an educational institution in Asia (host institution) have established an academic cooperative agreement or have the intention to set up a new cooperation agreement.

  • ● The Flemish higher education institution, as well as the Asian partner cannot ask tuition fees to the students for the exchanges.

  • ● The Flemish home institution has selected a Flemish student enrolled at the home institution to send to the Asian host institution, and such selection has been accepted by the Asian host institution. A Flemish student is defined as a student from any nationality, subscribed in a Flemish Higher Education Institution.

  • ● The same Asian host institution has selected an Asian student enrolled at the host institution to send to the Flemish home institution, and such selection has been accepted by the same Flemish home institution.

  • ● If the Flemish student has already started the exchange or the Asian student has already stayed in Belgium/Flanders before the application period for DUO-Belgium/Flanders 2020, the application is not acceptable.

3. Duration and Funding

  • ● The selection of DUO-Belgium/Flanders 2020 is made ONLY once a year. In this respect, those who are planning to exchange in Fall semester of 2020(August-January) and Spring semester of 2021(January-August 2021) shall apply for DUO-Belgium/Flanders 2020.

  • ● The duration and the amount of the scholarship are standardized as follows:

-€650/month(with a maximum of €2,600) for Flemish students and

-€800/month(with a maximum of €3,200) for Asian students

-€1,100 for BOTH the Flemish student and the Asian student for the purpose of travel costs.

  • ● The duration of exchange should be at least one semester(=4 months). Exchange of less than one semester is NOT allowed and if the exchange is shorter than 4 months(minimum 116 days) due to unforeseen circumstances, the scholarship will be recalculated to the actual number of months. This may involve a partial reimbursement of the scholarship. If a semester is longer than 4 months in the visiting institution, scholarship will be given for 4 months.

4. Application Material for Submission

1) Filling out an online application form

2) A copy of cooperation agreement between paired institutions or declaration of intention to set up new cooperation agreement

3) A copy of passport of paired applicants

4) A copy of transcript of paired applicants(should include the grades until fall semester 2019)

5) A motivation letters of paired applicants(max. 2 pages A4)

6) A recommendation letters of paired applicants (NOT Mandatory)

5. Application Submission

1) Enter your ID and password on the LOGIN page to fill out an online application.

*Click JOIN US Button to get an ID or if you don't find the name of your institution, please contact the Secretariat at to add your institution to the list.

2) Home Institution should fill out the whole application including the information of Host Institution. Application Form in PDF format can be downloaded from the ASEM-DUO website at the banner of Forms.

3) The rest of the documents(cooperation agreement, passport copies, transcripts, motivation letters and recommendation letters) can be uploaded in the last step of the application process.

4) Once completed, please make sure to submit your application by clicking "submit" button. Home Institution should get a confirmation email from the Secretariat within 3 working days.after completion of submission. If you don't get a confirmation email, please contact promptly.

6. Contacts

For any information related to this announcement, please contact:

● Email:

DUO-BelgiumFlanders 2020 Application Form.pdf
DUO-BelgiumFlanders 2020 General Description(revised).pdf
DUO-BelgiumFlanders 2020 Implementation Guidelines.pdf
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