197 ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries 2016/2017 has began – How to Apply

Scholarship Name: ARES – Academy of
Research and Higher Education – Scholarships
Program for Developing Countries Belgium
Brief description: 2016-2017 Masters and
Training Scholarships for 197 Students from
Developing Countries by University Commission
for Development (CUD) Scholarship Program,
Accepted Subject Areas
Master complementary Aquaculture,
Master complementary Transport Management,
Master in Public Health – Health and
Master of Science and supplemental,
Environmental Management in Developing
Master complementary Managing animal and
plant resources in tropical,
Master complementary Managing Natural
Master complementary Food Science and
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
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 2016-2017, ARES
grants 130 scholarships for participation into the
masters and 67 scholarships for participation into
the training programmes.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Scholarship Type: Master’s and training
scholarship programmes
Selection Criteria
The following criteria will apply for the selection
of holders of scholarships:
1. 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.
2. Only the nationals of the following
countries are authorized to postulate with
the 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Number of Scholarships: ARES grants 130
scholarships for participation into the masters
and 67 scholarships for participation into the
training programmes.
Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the
Eligible Countries : Students from African and
developing countries
To be taken in: Belgium
Application Deadline: starting from 5 October
2015 to 10 February 2016
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
The application form can be downloaded from
our website here.
It will be carefully completed and returned, only
by Post Mail or Express Mail, to ARES (rue
Royale 180, 1000 Brussels, Belgium), that must
be in their possession at the latest by 10
February 2016
Visit the Scholarship Webpage to for details
Sponsors: The University Commission for
Important: 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
Any application containing cash will be
automatically rejected.

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