ARES Masters and Training Scholarship 2019 in Belgium
  • Full Scholarship
  • Brussels

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?

Apply for the ARES Masters and Training Scholarship 2019 in 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.

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ARES is the federation of higher education institutions of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Its missions consist of:

  • ensuring the public service mission of general interest of higher education
  • support institutions and ensure their overall coordination in their missions of teaching, research and service to the community
  • To foster collaboration between them, while respecting their autonomy

ARES facts & figures:

ARES brings together 127 higher education institutions in Wallonia and Brussels:

  • 6 universities
  • 19 universities
  • 16 arts colleges
  • 86 higher education institutions of social advancement
  • 220,000 students, 22,000 staff members, 5 academic centres on a geographical basis and competent for mobility, information and training issues

Its Board of Directors is chaired by Jean-Pierre Hansen since January 2018

It has a team of 45 people under the direction of Julien Nicaise , administrator, specializing in higher education, academic affairs, international relations, development cooperation, statistical studies and communication.

It is an organization of public interest financed by the Federation Wallonie-Bruxile lles and created by the decree “Landscape” of November 7, 2013.

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  • Amounts for a master’s scholarship
    • Economy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.
    • Living allowance: 1150 €/month for a duration of 12 months.
    • Indirect mission fees: 150 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
    • Arrival allowance, tuition and return fees: 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: Reimbursed based on real costs incurred, with receipts provided.
  • Amounts for training cost grant
    • International travel costs: Economy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, one round-trip ticket.
    • Living allowance:
      • 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: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 training: Reimbursed based on the real incurred, with receipts provided.


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. Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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. They shall insist that the applicant commit to learning French in order to take part in daily life in Belgium;
  6. 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.

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.).
Eligible Regions: 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;

Application Process

  • Deadline: 11 January 2019 and 8 February 2019 (please visit official website)
  • 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 (they 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.).

* before 11 JANUARY 2019 for the following training courses:

  • Stage en valorisation des ressources secondaires pour une construction durable
  • Stage en contrôle de qualité et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé

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Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

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