Have you heard of the ongoing ARES Scholarship in Belgium for Developing Countries? ARES Scholarships is funded by the Government in Belgium and is open for International Students, Developing Countries. It is a Short Training, Masters level programs at Belgium Universities.
Applications for the Belgian government ARES scholarships are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year. The ARES program offers you the possibility of having a scholarship that fully covers your bachelor’s or master’s studies or a further training course in Belgium.
ARES grants an average of 130 scholarships for baccalaureate and masters and 70 scholarships for training to nationals of its partner countries.
ARES Scholarship in Belgium for Developing Countries
The ARES scholarships offer you the opportunity to follow a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program or a 2-to-6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.
The scholarship allows Short Training, Masters level program(s) in the field of Community Development, Sustainable Development, Health Community Development Studies, Human Development, Human Resource Development, Public Health, Health, Health Management, Human Rights, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resources Law, Transportation Sciences, Logistics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management taught at Belgium Universities.
Applicants do not need to obtain prior admission to one of the French-speaking universities in Belgium to be able to apply for the scholarships.
You are eligible if you are a national of one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, and Vietnam.
For you to be eligible for admission for the ARES Scholarship in Belgium you must fall in the criteria listed below;
- Reside and/or work in your country of origin when the application is submitted,
- Be a national of one of the countries mentioned above,
- Must be under 40 years old for bachelor and master, and under 45 years old for training,
- Evidence of a relevant professional occupation in a developing country of at least two years,
- Have good knowledge of written and spoken French.
You need to fall in the above categories for you to be eligible for the scholarship.
How to Apply
The application procedure is done online via the GIRAF platform. Follow the steps below;
- Create an account on the GIRAF platform: This account will then be validated (within a few hours to a few days) by ARES and you will receive a confirmation email to create a password and log in. If you created an account last year, and it was activated by ARES, you can reuse this account and reset your password if necessary.
- Once your account has been validated: Access the application form via the Competitive calls tab of your GIRAF profile.
It is important you create an online account. But take note that you can complete your form in several times. From the moment you click on “Submit my application”, your application is sent to ARES and you can no longer modify it.
Applications must be submitted via GIRAF by January 28, 2022 at 12 noon at the latest. Applying for an ARES scholarship is completely free. ARES does not charge any fees at any stage of the application or selection process whatsoever.