CUD ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries
Last updated: 03 Oct 2013 | OPENS 15 SEPT 2015
Deadline: 11 Feb 2015 (annual)
Study in: Belgium
Course starts September 2015
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.
Participating universities and academic institutions in Belgium
Fields of study:
The courses are in the fields of aquaculture, health, food technology, economics, international development, GIS, information technology, agriculture, environment, etc. See the full list of international Masters and Training Courses at this link.
Number of Awards:
About 150 scholarships for Master’s courses and 70 for training programmes are awarded.
The scholarships are for nationals of: South Africa, Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Uganda, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, El Salvador, Senegal, Suriname, Tanzania, Palestinian territories, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Details not provided by scholarship provider. Please inquire with the scholarship provider for more information on the coverage of the scholarship.
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 selected countries (see above) are authorized to postulate with the Scholarships.
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.
NOTE: Each Master’s and Training Program has its own eligibility requirements. Please see the complete description of each program.
Call for scholarship applications within the International Courses and Training Programme 2015-2016 is now closed. The next call, within the programme 2016-2017, will be launched between 15 and 30 September 2015.
Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French-speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from ARES. The application form can be downloaded from their official website. It will be carefully completed and returned, ONLY by POST MAIL or EXPRESS MAIL, to ARES-CCD, that must be in their possession at the latest by 11 February 2015 or before 12 January 2015 for certain courses.
It is important to read the how-to-apply page and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.cud.be/content/view/339/208/lang,/
Related Link: List of Belgium Scholarships
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