ARES Belgian Government Masters and Training Scholarships 2021/2022 for Developing Countries (Fully Funded)

ARES Belgian Government Masters and Training Scholarships 2021/2022 for Developing Countries (Fully Funded)

Deadline: 5 February, 2021

ARES Belgian Government Masters and Training Scholarships 2021/2022 for Developing Countries (Fully Funded, for study in Belgium).

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?

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.

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.

Requirements

Are you interested in obtaining more information about the training courses available? Have a look at the list of master’s programs and training courses financed by ARES.

01/ Specialized master’s programs for 2021-2022

Scholarship Worth

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.

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.

Amounts for a training course grant

AMOUNTS APPLICABLE TO GRANT CONTRACTS CONCLUDED AFTER 1 SEPTEMBER 2018:

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 Reimbursed based on the real incurred, with receipts provided.

Application Procedure

Applying for an ARES grant 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 [email protected] of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.

How do I submit a grant application?

Please note that the application procedure is now online via the GIRAF platform.

  • First, you need to create a GIRAF account by clicking here. Your account will be validated (within a few hours to a few days) and you will receive a confirmation mail.
  • Once your account has been validated, you can access the application form via the Competitive calls tab of your GIRAF profile. Please note that you only have to click once on the “Start an application for masters and training programmes” button in GIRAF. You will then find your application form in the My tasks table of the Competitive calls
  • You can complete your form in several times, as long as you use the “Save and edit later” option. You will find your form each time in the My Tasks table of the Competitive calls tab in GIRAF.
  • As soon as you click on “Submit my application”, your file is transmitted to ARES and you can no longer modify it. You can still consult it in the My Submitted Files

Application Deadline

  • Applications must be submitted via GIRAF by 5 February 2021 at the latest.
  • Please note that applications for the following internships must be submitted via GIRAF by 15 January 2021 at the latest:
    • Stage en système d’information géographie
    • Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé
    • Stage en initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé

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

  • incomplete;
  • sent in by post, e-mail or fax. The procedure now takes place entirely online via GIRAF;
  • submitted via GIRAF outside of the application period;
  • are not completed in the language in which the training course is given;
  • do not follow one of the admissibility criteria that are clearly stated on the form (certified copy of diploma, age, professional experience, etc.).

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the ARES Belgian Government Masters and Training Scholarships 2021/2022 for Developing Countries (Fully Funded)