Belgium Scholarships For International Masters Students 2019

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Belgium scholarships application call. Are you a national of a developing country? Do you already hold a master’s degree? Do you have professional experience and are you looking to further develop your skills in a development-related topic?

Are you interested in obtaining more information about the training courses available? Have a look at the list of masters programs and training courses financed by ARES grouped on this Belgium scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

Masters Scholarship

International travel costs Receipts must be provided Economy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.
Living allowance Flat rate 1150 €/month for a duration of 12 months.
Indirect mission fees Flat rate 150 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
Arrival allowance, tuition and return fees Flat rate 700 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
Registration fees At the current rate for DGD grantees.
Insurance fees Directly paid by ARES.
Travel costs that are part of inter-university training Receipts must be provided Reimbursed based on real costs incurred, with receipts provided.

 Amount for a training course grant

International travel costs Receipts must be provided Economy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, one round-trip ticket.
Living allowance Flat rate 83 €/day for stays lasting 8 to 17 days
1400 €/month for stays lasting 18 days to 1 month (set amount)
1400 €/month for stays lasting 1 to 6 months, prorated to the number of days
Indirect mission fees Flat rate 150 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
Insurance fees Directly paid by ARES.
Travel expenses in the framework of inter university trainings Receipts must be provided

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DURATION OF AWARD

Belgium Scholarships for masters and training courses offer you the chance to pursue a one-year specialised master’s degree programme or a 4-to-6-month advanced training course within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.

HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?

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.

IS SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL?

Belgium Scholarships are awarded yearly to deserving international masters students. You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more scholarship opportunities.

Important Information: Applicants should note that some universities require that they must apply for admission to the University or be existing students of the university before they can be considered for a Scholarship. Most Universities offering scholarships are unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at the university while some other universities automatically award scholarships to international students whom have an admission offer of a place in the university.

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY

Belgium Scholarships is open to international applicants from all countries.

WHERE CAN SCHOLARSHIP BE TAKEN?

Scholarships can be taken within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.

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WHO CAN APPLY?

Applying for a Belgium scholarships in form of an ARES grant is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application nor selection process. You may inform us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.

Any application form containing payment will systematically be rejected.

For a request to be valid, the applicant must:

  1. Be a citizen of a developing country. To be eligible, applicants must be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply;
  2. 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;
  3. Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. Apply for only one training course.

Applicants should not obtain prior admission to one of the Francophone universities in Belgium in order to be considered for ARES grants.

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Application files will not be considered if they (are):

  • incomplete;
  • sent in by e-mail or fax;
  • arrive at ARES outside of the application period (indicated on this website within the section describing how to submit an application);
  • are not presented on the relevant form (downloadable from this website), and in the language in which the training course is given;
  • do not match a training course listed on this website as one of the international courses and training available;
  • refer to more than one training course;
  • do not include items that are required attachments (certified copy of diploma, etc.). Photocopies or scanned copies of certified documents are NOT accepted;
  • do not follow one of the admissibility criteria that are clearly stated on the form (certified copy of diploma, age, professional experience, etc.)

Applying for an ARES grant in form of Belgium scholarships is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application or selection process. You may inform us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.

Any application form containing payment will systematically be rejected.

HOW TO APPLY

How do I submit a grant application?

Fill out the application form;

  • It must be carefully completed and sent to ARES (rue Royale 180, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) BY POST or EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICE ONLY, which must have received it by 8 FEBRUARY 2019* at the latest (we do not take into consideration the postmarked date; we only consider application files received on our offices by the deadline, at the latest);
  • NO return receipt for applications will be signed nor delivered;
  • Only applications presented on the relevant forms will be considered, in the language in which the training course is given;
  • 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;
  • All applicants selected and on reserve status will receive an e-mail when selections are made (June 2019). Applicants who are not selected will receive an e-mail by the end of June 2019 at the latest;
  • Documents submitted to ARES will not be returned to applicants;
  • No response will be given to applications that do not follow the admissibility criteria clearly mentioned on the website (certified diploma, age, professional experience, etc.)
  • Download Application Form Here

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Belgium scholarships application must be submitted before 8th February 2019.

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  1. I am Bikila Getachew Fufa In Ethiopian country Bsc gradutated in 2018 G.C @Wollo university department mechanical Engineering (motor vehicle Stream) then my future is studying in masters of Automotive Engineering .

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