200 Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries in Belgium, 2016-2017

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Applications are invited for up to 130 CUD scholarships for participation into the masters and 67 scholarships for participation into the training programmes 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. Application deadline is 10 February 2016.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for the following masters programmes: Master specialization in Development, Environment and Communities, Master specialization in Human Rights, Master of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management specialization, Master specialization in risk management and disaster, Master specialization in integrated management of health risks in developing countries, Advanced Master in International Economics and development, Master specialization in Transfusion Medicine, European Master in Microfinance, Master specialization in integrated production and conservation of natural resources in urban and peri-urban, Specialized Master in Public Health Methodology, Master specialization in Public Health Sciences – Research methods applied to the overall health, Science Specialization and Master Environmental Management in developing countries and Master specialization in transport and logistics; and training courses: Internship quality control and quality assurance of medicines and health products, Research Introductory course for strengthening health systems, Free GIS Internship, Internship in valuation of secondary resources for sustainable construction and Methodological training in support of innovation in family farming.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters and training programmes in Belgium.
Scholarship Provider: Academy of Research  and Higher Education (ARES-Committee for Development Cooperation), Belgium
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility: 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 our 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Haïti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam 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): 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.

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
-Professional experience
-Membership of a partner institution
-The commitment of the candidate to development activities
-Nationality
-Gender equality
-Perspectives of future reinstatement

Notification: The candidates selected and of reserve will receive an e-mail at the end of the selections (June 2016). The non-selected candidates will receive an e-mail in the end of June 2016.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by post mail or express mail to ARES.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 10 February 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

CIUF-CUD scholarships program

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