Applications are now open for the ARES Belgium Scholarships 2023-2024 for International Students (Fully Funded). Are you a national of an ARES partner country? Do you have a higher education degree? Do you have professional experience and would you like to deepen your skills in a development-related topic?
The ARES scholarships offer you the opportunity to follow a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program or a 2-to-6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium. Each year, The ARES awards an average of 130 scholarships Master’s and Bachelor’s scholarship and 70 Continuing education scholarships to nationals of its partner countries.
Scholarship provider: Belgium Government
Degree Category: Bachelor & Masters
Eligible Country: International
Application Closing Date: 27 January 2023
Three types of training are offered through the international training scholarships:
- Advanced bachelor’s and master’s degrees are inter-institutional training programmes organized in one academic year and at the end of which an academic degree is awarded.
- Continuing education programs are more practical and of shorter duration (2 to 6 months). They deliver a certificate.
Applicants must be:
- Be national, reside and work in one of 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.
- Hold a diploma comparable to a graduate level degree (300 credits ECTS) from Belgian university studies for advanced masters and continuing education courses (equivalent to Bac+5); Hold a diploma comparable to an undergraduate level degree (180 credits ECTS) for advanced bachelors (equivalent to Bac+3). The candidate must have held the relevant academic degree for a maximum of 20 years at the time of the start of the course. This maximum period is increased by one year by childbirth and/or adoption.
- Possess relevant professional experience in a ARES partner country of at least two years after graduate studies for advanced bachelors, after postgraduate studies for advanced master and continuing education courses.
- Complete the application in the language in which the training is given and can attest a good written and spoken knowledge of it. Moreover, knowing a minimum of French allows for a good integration into daily life in Belgium.
- Apply for only one training course.
- International travel costs. Economy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.
- Living allowance for a duration of 12 months.
- Indirect mission costs. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the scholarship holder.
- Registration fees
- Insurance costs
Applications for scholarships must be submitted in accordance with the application procedure and meet the eligibility criteria described below. The selection of scholarship holders is made by a selection panel for each training course after analysis of their administrative admissibility by ARES. All applications received between the first and last day of the call will be treated equally. ARES encourages applications from women. For equal quality, women will be given preference.
Interested applicants are to check the official website for the proper Application procedures. Visit the official announcement page for more details. To start your application, Click the apply now button below.