Application Deadline: starting from 5 October 2015 to 10 February 2016 | Offered annually? Yes
Scholarship Name: ARES – Academy of Research and Higher Education – Scholarships Program for Developing Countries Belgium
Brief description: 2016-2017 Masters and Training Scholarships for 197 Students from Developing Countries by University Commission for Development (CUD) Scholarship Program, Belgium
Accepted Subject Areas
Master complementary Aquaculture,
Master complementary Transport Management,
Master in Public Health – Health and Development,
Master of Science and supplemental, Environmental Management in Developing Countries
Master complementary Managing animal and plant resources in tropical,
Master complementary Managing Natural Hazards,
Master complementary Food Science and Technology,
Master in Transfusion Medicine, European Microfinance Programme,
Master complementary Crop Protection tropical and subtropical,
Advanced Master in International and Development Economics,
Master in Development, Environment and Society,
Master in Public Health Methodology complementary
Within the framework of the Belgian policy for development cooperation, the Minister for Development Cooperation and the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation entrust the Belgian Higher Education Institutions with the preparation of Postgraduate Programmes (Advanced Masters) and Training Programmes that are specifically oriented towards young professionals from developing countries.
International Courses and Training Programmes are part of the global study programmes of the Higher Education Institutions. They are open to all students who satisfy the conditions of qualification, but aim at proposing training units that distinguish themselves by their openness towards specific development issues.
Within the programme for International Courses and Training Programmes 2016-2017, ARES grants 130 scholarships for participation into the masters and 67 scholarships for participation into the training programmes.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Scholarship Type: Master’s and training scholarship programmes
The following criteria will apply for the selection of holders of scholarships:
- Only applicants originating in developing countries, qualify for selection. To be eligible, candidates must reside and work in their country at the time of the introduction of the file.
- Only the nationals of the following countries are authorized to postulate with the scholarships: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Haïti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam.
- At the beginning of the programme, candidates must be less than 40 years old for courses, and less than 45 years old for training programmes.
- Candidates must be holders of a degree that is comparable to a Belgian University graduate degree (“licence”). However, for certain programmes different rules of admissibility may be defined, and these are specified hereafter, where appropriate.
- Candidates must show professional experience of at least two years upon termination of their studies. Where candidates are holders of a postgraduate degree delivered by an university of an industrial country, they must show professional experience of at least three years upon termination of their studies.
- Candidates must have a good knowledge of written and spoken French; for programmes organised in another language, good knowledge, in writing and speaking, of this language, is required. Moreover, the candidate will be asked to commit himself to study French in order to be able to participate in daily life in Belgium.
- Candidates are not allowed to apply for more than one programme.
Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French-speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from ARES.
Number of Scholarships: ARES grants 130 scholarships for participation into the masters and 67 scholarships for participation into the training programmes.
Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the program
Eligible Countries: Students from African and developing countries
To be taken in: Belgium
How to Apply
The application form can be downloaded from our website here.
It will be carefully completed and returned, only by Post Mail or Express Mail, to ARES (rue Royale 180, 1000 Brussels, Belgium), that must be in their possession at the latest by 10 February 2016
Visit the Scholarship Webpage to for details
Sponsors: The University Commission for Development
Important: Applying for a ARES scholarship is absolutely free of charge. ARES does not charge any fee at any stage of the application or selection process. You may raise any question or concern about persons or companies claiming to be acting on behalf of ARES and requesting the payment of a fee by emailing us at maryvonne.aubry[at]ares-ac.be.
Any application containing cash will be automatically rejected.