Boudewijnlaan 30, B-1000 Brussel
Tel.: ++32 (0)3 286 64 11
The Foreign Affairs administration of the Ministry of Flanders is responsible for the co-ordination and the integration of the foreign policy of the Government of Flanders. It takes care of both the intrinsic and logistic support of the minister responsible for foreign affairs, and the policy formulation and activities of all the ministers in the Government of Flanders. Furthermore, the communication between the Ministry of Flanders on the one hand, and the Belgian federal bodies in charge of foreign policy, as well as the foreign and international partners of the Flemish government on the other hand, are among its responsibilities. Another responsibility of the administration is the organization of the diplomatic representation of Flanders abroad.
To that end, it can appeal to a liaison service for multilateral organisations and to a network of representatives of the Government of Flanders. Currently there are 8 such representatives: in The Hague, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Washington, Tokyo, Pretoria and with the European Union in Brussels. A representative office in London will be opening soon. They represent the Government of Flanders for all its competences, provide useful information on Flanders and inform on possible forms of co-operation with organizations and institutions in their host country.
As the Government of Flanders is also competent internationally, it has concluded co-operation treaties with several partners such as almost all candidate member countries of the European Union in Central and Eastern Europe, South Africa, Chile, Quebec and others.
Information: headoffice Brussels:
Tel.: ++ 32 (0)2 553 60 32; fax ++ 32 (0)2 553 60 37;
Partial scholarships from the Foreign Affairs administration for the M.Sc. in Transport and Maritime Management (MTMM) 2006-2007.
In principle, ITMMA will obtain a limited number of partial scholarships for the above-mentioned postgraduate programme (MTMM) for the academic year 2006-2007 from the Foreign Affairs administration (Ministry of Flanders). These scholarships may be granted to students coming from countries the Ministry of Flanders has a bilateral or cultural agreement with, such as: Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Dutch Antilles, Surinam, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland, Malawi, ... .
A partial scholarship from the Foreign Affairs administration covers a monthly allowance of 620 Euro for the duration of the programme (i.e. eight months x 620 Euro). Next to this, the Foreign Affairs administration will contribute 5,540 Euro towards the total programme cost which amounts to 11,000 Euro. A part of the remaining programme cost (i.e. 2,460 EURO) will be borne by our Institute. The remaining 3,000 Euro has to be paid by the student (or his employer) before the 30th of September 2006. Also note that the round-trip flight is not covered by this scholarship.
The normal entry requirement for the MTMM programme is a university or college degree (of a 4-year minimum full-time programme) in a relevant subject. Ideally, candidates should have a (relevant) professional experience of about 3 years. Participants should also have a thorough knowledge of the English language. Selection criteria include geographical spreading and positive discrimination in favour of women as well.
Applications should be submitted before the 31st of May 2006, using the appropriate application form (i.e. the ITMMA application form which can de downloaded from this website (section 'Downloads'), to: ITMMA, University of Antwerp, ITMMA-House, Keizerstraat 64, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
Please note that due to the highly interactive character of the programme only 30 participants can attend. Therefore, top-priority will be given to those students who are self-financed or sponsored by their organisations.
Also bear in mind that there's great demand for partial scholarships. The chance of being granted a partial scholarship is therefore rather little.