220 ARES Belgium International Masters and Training Scholarships for Young Professionals from Selected Developing Countries

Masters and training programmes in Belgium

Course(s) Offered: Development related
Course Level: Graduate (Masters, Training)
Provider: CUD
Country to Study in: Belgium

Scholarship Description
Are you a national of a developing country? Do you hold a master’s degree? Do you have professional experience and want to improve your skills in a theme related to development? The ARES Scholarships in Belgium grants annual fellowships to nationals of developing countries.

The Belgian University Commission for Development (CUD) awards the Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES) Scholarships Program for International Masters Courses and Training Programmes to students from Developing Countries to study and train in Belgium.

These scholarships for masters and training courses offer you the chance 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.

The following will apply for the selection of holders of scholarships:
  • Originally from a developing country. To be eligible, applicants must reside and work in their own country at the time of filing;
  • Only nationals of the countries listed below are eligible to apply for scholarships ARES;
  • Either under the age of 40 for courses and under 45 for training periods at the start of training;
  • Either holds a diploma comparable to a diploma of the second cycle of Belgian university education. However, for certain types of training, different requirements may be set out, which will be specified below;
  • Demonstrates a professional occupation in a developing country of at least two years after completing his / her second cycle or three years after the end of his / her studies when the candidate holds a post-graduate diploma a university in an industrialized country;
  • A good knowledge of written and spoken French. For courses organized in another language, it is necessary to have a good knowledge of the language of the course, written and spoken. The candidate will also be asked to commit to learning French in order to participate in everyday life in Belgium;
  • Apply for a single training
Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French-speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from ARES.

Eligible groups
Citizens of the following African and developing 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

Participating Institutions
Accredited Belgian Higher Education Institutions

Fields of study
The scholarship program is applicable to the below listed subject areas:

1). Accepted Subject Areas (Masters):
  • Master of Specialization in Development, Environment and Societies
  • Specialization Master in Human Rights
  • Master of Specialization in Aquatic Resource Management and Aquaculture
  • Master of Specialization in Risk and Disaster Management
  • Specialized Master in Integrated Management of Health Risks in the Global South (IManHR)
  • Specialized Master in International Development
  • Master of Specialization in Transfusion Medicine
  • Specialized Master in Microfinance
  • Master of specialization in integrated production and preservation of natural resources in urban and peri-urban areas
  • Specialized Master in Public Health Methodology
  • Master of Science in Public Health – Methods of Research Applied to Global Health
  • Master of Science and Environmental Management in Developing Countries
  • Specialized Master in Transport and Logistics
2). Accepted Subject Areas (Training):
  • Internship in control and quality assurance of medicines and health products
  • Research Initiation to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Internship in Geographic Information System
  • Internship in secondary resource development for sustainable construction
  • Methodological internship in support of innovation in family farming
Please visit the official website (link to it is below) for the complete list of international courses and training programmes for which there is a possibility of scholarship.

Number of awards
A total of 220 scholarships - ARES grants 150 masters and 70 internship fellowships

Sponsorship duration
Cover the whole period of study - for a one year master degree programme or a 4-to-6-month advanced training course

Scholarship benefits
Travel (internal and external), Monthly living allowance, Indirect mission costs, Installation costs, Tuition fees, Registration fee, Insurance costs, Housing allowance, Allowances for dependents, Return fees, In 1st session completion bonus (June).

Method of Application
To apply, download the 2020-2021 application form. Application forms must be completed and submitted BY POST or EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE ONLY to ARES on or before the deadline date below. Only applications presented on the appropriate form, and in the language of the programme, will be submitted to the selection committee. All elements of the file must be transmitted simultaneously. No complementary document will be admitted at a later stage.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information before submitting your application

All applications and accompanying documents must be submitted by 7th February 2020; EXCEPT applications for Internship in secondary resource development for sustainable construction and Internship in quality control and quality assurance of medicines and health products which must be submitted by 10th January 2020

Applying for a ARES Masters and Training scholarship is absolutely free of charge. ARES does not charge any fee at any stage of the application or selection process. You may raise question or concern about persons or companies claiming to be acting on behalf of ARES and requesting the payment of a fee by emailing ARES at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be. Any application containing cash will be automatically rejected.

Application Deadline: 10 Jan / 7 Feb 2020
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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