Concise Summary:

ARESscholarships are available annually, granting the opportunity to pursue advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree programs, or 2-to-6-month continuing education courses, within higher education institutions of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.

Host Institution:

Participating universities and academic institutions in Belgium

Academic Level and Fields of Study:

Eligible programs include bachelor’s, master’s, and continuing education courses in fields such as aquaculture, health, food technology, economics, international development, GIS, information technology, agriculture, environment, human rights, microfinance, and more. The complete list of eligible courses can be found on the official website.

Number of Scholarships:

130 scholarships are available for bachelor’s and master’s programs, and 70 scholarships are available for continuing education.

Eligible Recipients:

Citizens from the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Guinea (Conakry), Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship Coverage:

The scholarship encompasses international travel expenses, living allowance, registration fees, visa costs, insurance, and more.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national residing and working in one of the specified countries.
  • Hold a diploma equivalent to a graduate-level degree for advanced master’s and continuing education courses or an undergraduate-level degree for advanced bachelor’s. The degree should be from Belgian university studies and the candidate must have received it within a maximum of 20 years from the start of the course. This period can be extended by one year for childbirth and/or adoption.
  • Possess relevant professional experience in an ARES partner country, which should be at least two years after graduate studies for advanced bachelor’s, and after postgraduate studies for advanced master’s and continuing education courses.
  • Complete the application in the language in which the training is conducted and demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken communication in that language. Knowledge of a minimum level of French is also beneficial for integration into daily life in Belgium.
  • Apply for only one training course
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And should not have obtained prior admission to any French-speaking institution in Belgium to be considered for an ARES scholarship.

Application Process:

To apply for the scholarship, create a GIRAF account online and complete the scholarship application form. Applications should be submitted by November 17, 2023, at 12 pm (Belgian time, UTC+1).

To access the application form and find comprehensive information on how to apply for this scholarship, please visit the official website via the provided link.

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