The ARES Scholarships offers you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to follow a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program, as well as the option to forego with a 2 to 6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.

If you come from an ARES partner country or merely just interested to pursue further education in Belgium, then this opportunity shall fit you perfectly.

Application deadline: January 28, 2022

Benefits of the ARES Belgian Government Scholarships

Every year, the ARES Program awards an average of 130 scholarships in master’s and bachelor’s degrees as well as 70 continuing education scholarships to nationals of its partner countries.

Within the framework of the ARES cooperation program, three types of training are offered through the international training scholarships:

  • Advanced bachelor’s and master’s degrees are institutional training programs organized in one academic year and at the end of which an academic degree is awarded.
  • Continuing education programs are more practical and of shorter duration (2 to 6 months). They deliver a certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for an ARES scholarship, interested parties must first meet the following requirements:

  1. Be national, reside and work in one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
  2. Hold a diploma comparable to a graduate level degree from Belgian university studies for advanced masters and continuing education courses; hold a degree comparable to an undergraduate level degree for advanced bachelors.
  3. Possess relevant professional experience in an ARES partner country of at least two years after graduate studies for advanced bachelors, after postgraduate studies for advanced masters and continuing education courses.
  4. Complete the application in the language in which the training is given and can attest a good written and spoken knowledge of it. Moreover, knowing a minimum of French allows for  a good integration into daily life in Belgium.

How to Apply

Applications for scholarships must be submitted in accordance with the application procedure and meet the eligibility criteria described above. The selection of scholarship holders is made by a selection panel for each training course after analysis of their administrative admissibility by ARES.

All applications received between the first and last day of the call will be treated equally. ARES encourages applications from women. For equality, women will be given preference.

Please visit the official scholarship website for further information on the application process.

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