220 ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries 2015-2016

Scholarship Name: ARES – Academy of Research and Higher Education – Scholarships Program for Developing Countries Belgium

Brief description: 2015-2016 Masters and Training Scholarships for 220 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

About Scholarship

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 2015-2016, ARES grants 150 scholarships for participation into the masters and 70 scholarships for participation into the training programmes.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Scholarship Type: Master’s and training scholarship programmes

Who is qualified to apply?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French-speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from the CUD.

Number of Scholarships: 150 scholarships for participation into the masters and 70 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

Application Deadline: starting from 30 September to 11 February 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Application will be carefully completed and returned, only by post mail or express mail, to CUD. No acknowledgement of receipt will be provided

Visit the Scholarship Webpage to download application form

Sponsors: The University Commission for Development

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  1. Ayele says

    I am Ayele Mamo from Ethiopia and I am a BSC NURSING holder from Gondar university since 2006.Now ,I am assistant lecturer in Debrebrehan in Ethiopia.I always search fully funded scholarship from abroad becuase I do not get any scholarship in my home country still now.So,when i read this your fully funded scholarship,I become very happy.Please help me how can I get this fully funded scholarship?If I get any health science field for master,I will very happy!
    Thank you !
    Ayele Mamo

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    best regards,


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