Do you have professional experience and are you looking to further develop your skills in a development-related topic? If yes, then ARES Scholarships is presented by ARES. ARES is the federation of higher education establishments of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
These awards are open for masters and training courses offer you the chance to pursue a one-year specialized master’s degree program or a 4-to-6-month. They provide advanced training course within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.
Valuable chance for developing countries citizens.
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The Research and Higher Education Academy is the federation of French-speaking higher education establishments in Belgium. Its role is to ensure the overall coordination of their activities and to encourage them to develop collaborations.
Application Deadline: 10 January and 7 February 2020.
University or Organization: ARES
Course Level: Masters and training courses
Award: Fully Funded
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: Varies
Nationality: Citizens from developing countries
The award can be taken in Belgium
Eligible Countries: Citizens from developing countries can apply for this application
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded in any masters and training courses offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: For a request to be valid, the applicant must:
- Each year, ARES grants an average of 150 scholarships as part of the master’s program, and 70 grants for training courses, to citizens from countries in the global South.
- Be a citizen of a developing country. To be eligible, applicants must be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply;
- Only nationals of the following countries may apply for grants from ARES: 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;
- Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin;
- Have earned a diploma comparable to a graduate-level diploma from Belgian university studies. Nevertheless, for certain training courses, different requirements may be requested, which will be specified below;
- Possess relevant professional experience in a developing country of at least two years after graduate studies, or of three years after their studies if the applicant has earned a post-grad degree from a university in an industrialized country;
- Have good mastery of written and spoken French. For training courses held in another language, it is essential to have a proper level in the course’s language, both written and spoken. We shall insist that the applicant commit to learning French in order to take part in daily life in Belgium;
- Apply for only one training course.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To begin your application award, students need to complete the program application form and send to ARES (rue Royale 180, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) BY POST or EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE ONLY, which must have received it by 7 February 2020.
- Supporting Documents: All elements necessary for the application file (application form AND additional information requested) must be included in the same mailing AND correctly stapled or bound so that no documents are lost. No additional elements for the application sent later will be considered.
- Benefits: The scholarship covers international travel expenses, living allowance, registration fees, insurance, housing allowance, etc.