South Africa is a very important partner country to VLIR-UOS. Cooperation of Flemish and South African higher education goes back to the mid-1990s. From 2003 to 2021 VLIR-UOS spent over € 23.8 million in cooperation with South Africa, including 2 long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) programmes with the University of Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Limpopo (UL). The finalising IUC programme with UL and 15 ongoing projects are at the center of the South-Africa country programme.
South Africa is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.