Type of Funding
Young professionals from developing countries who wish to pursue eligible Masters degree courses or attend training courses of 4 to 5 months in duration at a participating institution in Belgium in 2018-2019 may now apply for the ARES Scholarships for International Courses and Training Programmes. ARES will grant 150 scholarships for the Masters programmes and 70 scholarships for training programmes for 2018-2019.
Eligible Masters of Specialization programmes are:
- Master de spécialisation en développement, environnement et sociétés
- Master de spécialisation en droits de l’homme
- Master de spécialisation en gestion des ressources aquatiques et aquaculture
- Master de spécialisation en gestion des risques et des catastrophes
- Specialized Master in Integrated Management of Health Risks in the Global South (IManHR)
- Specialized Master in International and development Economics
- Master de spécialisation en médecine transfusionnelle
- Specialized Master in Microfinance
- Master de spécialisation en production intégrée et préservation des ressources naturelles en milieu urbain et péri-urbain
- Specialized Master in Public Health Methodology
- Master de spécialisation en sciences de la santé publique – méthodes de recherche appliquées à la santé globale
- Master de spécialisation en sciences et gestion de l’environnement dans les pays en développement
- Master de spécialisation en transport et logistique
Eligible training courses in 2018 are:
- Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé
- Stage d’initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé
- Stage en système d’information géographique
- Stage en valorisation des ressources secondaires pour une construction durable
- Stage méthodologique en appui à l’innovation en agriculture familiale
Masters Programme Scholarships: Scholars will receive 1 round trip travel per academic year, a monthly stipend for living allowance of €889, a lump sum of €150 upon arrival, €550 arrival allowance, a lump sum of €550 for tuition fees, a monthly accommodation allowance of €389 and a monthly dependent’s allowance of €62 per dependent. Insurance as well as travel expenses required for inter-university trainings will be covered. In addition, upon completion of the Masters programme, scholars will receive a first session success award of €1250 and a return allowance of €250.
Training Programmes Scholarships: Scholars will receive 1 round trip travel, a daily stipend for living allowance of €33, a lump sum of €150 upon arrival, €550 arrival allowance, a lump sum of €300 for tuition fees, a daily accommodation allowance of up to €10 and conference fees of up to €300. Insurance as well as travel expenses required for inter-university trainings will be covered. In addition, upon completion of training, scholars will receive a return allowance of €200.
Only applicants residing and working in eligible developing countries (Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia (English programs), Haïti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal and Vietnam) who are below 40 years old for the Masters degree courses, and below 45 years old for the training programmes, are eligible. They must be holders of a degree that is comparable to a Belgian University graduate degree (“licence”) and possess at least 2 years of professional experience.
Those who are holders of a postgraduate degree from a university in a developed country, must possess 3 years of professional working experience.
Priority will be given to the following candidates who:
- Have not already received a scholarship in Belgium;
- Do not already possess a post-graduate degree;
- Have practised in a profession in development after completion of their University studies;
- Work in 1 of ARES’ partner institutions, either within the framework of institutional cooperation or as part of a-university project;
- Are committed to development activities; and
- Women candidates
Special attention will be given to candidates who, beyond their academic qualities, have shown commitment to development issues. This commitment may materialise in having worked with the most disadvantaged social categories, and in having tried to define with them the efficient means to defend and promote their interests.
Applicants are to be proficient in the language in which the course is being conducted. Candidates will be asked to commit themselves to studying French in order to be able to participate in daily life in Belgium.
Candidates are not allowed to apply for more than 1 programme.
The application form is available online. Completed forms must be sent by post by 11 January 2018 for the training courses in ‘Stage en valorisation des ressources secondaires pour une construction durable’ and ‘Stage en contrôle de qualité et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé’. For all other courses and Masters degree programmes, the deadline is 8 February 2018.