ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries
Every year, the ARES provides students the opportunity to pursue a one-year specialised master’s degree programme, or a 4-to-6-month advanced training course within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.
Participating universities and academic institutions in Belgium
Level/Fields of study:
Eligible Masters and Training courses in the fields of aquaculture, health, food technology, economics, international development, GIS, information technology, agriculture, environment, human rights, microfinance, etc.
Number of Awards:
150 Masters scholarships and 70 training scholarships are available.
The scholarship covers international travel expenses, living allowance, registration fees, insurance, housing allowance, etc.
For a request to be valid, the applicant must:
- Be a citizen of; Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia (only for training courses in English), Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, the Philippines, the DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, or Vietnam;
- Be residing and working in her/his country of origin when she/he applies;
- Be nationals of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia (only for training courses in English), Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, the Philippines, the DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, and Vietnam;
- Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin;
- Have earned a diploma comparable to a graduate-level diploma from Belgian university studies. Nevertheless, for certain training courses, different requirements may be requested, which will be specified below;
- Possess relevant professional experience in a developing country of at least two years after graduate studies, or of three years after their studies if the applicant has earned a post-grad degree from a university in an industrialized country;
- Have good mastery of written and spoken French. For training courses held in another language, it is essential to have a proper level in the course’s language, both written and spoken. We shall insist that the applicant commit to learning French in order to take part in daily life in Belgium;
- Apply for only one training course.
- Applicants should not obtain prior admission to one of the Francophone universities in Belgium in order to be considered for ARES grants.
To apply for the scholarship, you must create a GIRAF account online and complete the scholarship application form before 5 February 2021 or before 15 January 2021 for the following courses:
• Stage en système d’information géographie
• Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé
• Stage en initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé
Application Deadline: 5 Feb 2021
Visit the official website to access the application form and for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.