Applications are invited for up to 150 CIUF-CUD scholarships available for students from Developing Countries in Belgium. 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. Application deadline is 11 February 2015 at the latest.
Study Subject(s): Cud scholarships are provided in the fields of Advanced Master in aquaculture, Advanced Master in Transportation Management, Advanced Master in Public Health – Health policy and development, Advanced Master in Science and Environmental Management in Developing Countries, Advanced Master in management of animal and plant resources in tropical areas, Advanced Master in Natural Hazards Management, Advanced Master in Food Science and Technology, Advanced Master in Transfusion Medicine, European Microfinance Program, Advanced Master in protecting tropical and subtropical, Advanced Master in International and Development Economics, Advanced Master in Development, Environment and Communities and Advanced Master in Public Health Methodology.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters and training programmes in Belgium.
Scholarship Provider: The Minister for Development Cooperation and the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium
-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.
-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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of South Africa, Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Uganda, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, El Salvador, Senegal, Suriname, Tanzania, Palestinian territories, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: 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.
Number of award(s): ARES grants 150 scholarships for participation into the masters and 70 scholarships for participation into the training programmes.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Not Known
Selection Criteria: During the selection process between admissible files, ARES will take account of the following criteria:
-The academic curriculum
-The benefit of previous scholarships
-Membership of a partner institution
-The commitment of the candidate to development activities
-Perspectives of future reinstatement
Notification: All successful applicants and reserve will receive an email after selections (June 2015). Unsuccessful applicants will receive an email by the end of June 2015.
How to Apply: Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French-speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from ARES. No treatment will be given to files that:
-Are sent by fax or e-mail
-Arrive at ARES-CCD beyond the set deadline (indicated on this site)
-Are not provided on the adequate file (downloadable on this site), and in the language in which the programme is provided
-Do not correspond to a programme presented in this site
-Refer to more than one programme
-Are not accompanied by the parts to join obligatorily (copy certified of the diploma,…). Photocopies or documents scanned of the certified copies are NOT accepted
-Do not respect one the criteria of conformity clearly mentioned in the site (certified diploma, age, professional experience,…)
-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.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 11 February 2015 at the latest ( we do not take account of the postmark. we take into account that the files arrived in our office by the deadline at the latest ). Before January 12, 2015 for the following courses:
-training course on the use of ICT in Academic Libraries
-methodological training in support of innovation in family farming
-training environment and sustainable management of mineral resources