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Masters and training programmes in Belgium

You are a national of a developing country? You hold a master's degree?

You have professional experience and wish to deepen your skills in a development-related theme?

The ARES's specialized masters and training courses offer you the possibility to attend a one-year master's or a training course between 4 and 6 months in an institution of the Fédération Walonie-Bruxelles in Belgium.

/ Scholarships

The call of application 2018-2019 is now open.

The deadline* for submission has been set to the 8th of February 2018.

*11th of January 2018 for the following trainings:

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


Vous consultez actuellement cette page en anglais. Pour consulter la version en français, cliquez ici ou sur le lien "FR" du sélecteur de langue en haut de page.

What kind of financial support?

Each year ARES grants an average of 150 scholarships in the framework of the masters and 70 scholarships in the framework of the training programmes to the nationals of the countries of the South.

01/ Amount for a master's scholarship

 

International travel fees

to justify

In economy class on an IATA company, maximum one round trip per academic year.

Living allowance

lump sump

889 €/month.

Indirect mission fees

lump sump

150 €. Amount awarded once per stay, upon arrival of the scholar.

Arrival allowance

lump sump

550 €. Unique amount awarded at the beginning of the first stay within the framework of the master's scholarship.

Tuition fees

lump sump

500 €. Amount awarded once per stay, upon arrival of the scholar.

Registration fees

 

At the reduced rate for DGD scholars.

Insurance fees

 

Paid by ARES.

Accomodation allowance

lump sump

389 €/mois. The fellow must submit his leasing contract to the host university.

Dependents allowance

lump sump

62 €/month/dependent.

Return fees

lump sump

250 €. Unique amount awarded at the end of the scholarship.

Travel expenses in the framework of inter university trainings

to justify

Reimbursed on the basis of actual costs and on supporting documents.

First session success award (June)

lump sump

1250 €. Unique amount awarded at the end of the scholarship.

 

02/ Amount for training programme's scholarship

International travel fees

to justify

In economy class on an IATA company, one round trip.

Living allowance

lump sump

33 €/jour, accomodation not included.

Indirect mission fees

lump sump

150 €. Amount awarded once per stay, upon arrival of the scholar.

Tuition fees

lump sump

300 €. Amount awarded once per stay, upon arrival of the scholar.

Insurance fees

 

Paid by ARES.

Accomodation allowance

to justify

Maximum 10 €/day.

Return fees

lump sump

200 €. Unique amount awarded at the end of the scholarship.

Conference fees

to justify

300 € maximum.

Travel expenses in the framework of inter university trainings

to justify

Reimbursed on the basis of actual costs and on supporting documents.


What trainings?

You would like more information about the training offer? Consult the list of masters and training programmes financed by ARES.



How to introduce an application?

You want to submit an application and benefit a scholarship? You want to know if you are eligible?

Follow the guides :

01/ Rules of introduction

Applying for a ARES scholarship is absolutely free of charge. ARES does not charge any fee at any stage of the application or selection process. You may raise any question or concern about persons or companies claiming to be acting on behalf of ARES and requesting the payment of a fee by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any application containing cash will be automatically rejected.

How to introduce an application for a scholarship?

  • it will be carefully completed and returned, ONLY by POST MAIL or EXPRESS MAIL, to ARES, that must be in their possession at the latest by the 8th of FEBRUARY 2018* (we do not hold account of the postmark, we take into account only the files arrived in our buildings for the date limits at the latest);
  • NO acknowledgement of receipt will be provided;
  • only applications presented on the appropriate form, and in the language of the programme, will be submitted to the selection committee;
  • all elements of the file (application form AND required appendices) must be transmitted simultaneously AND properly stapled or bound in order to avoid documents loss. No complementary document will be admitted at a later stage;
  • the candidates selected and of reserve will receive an e-mail at the end of the selections (June 2018). The non-selected candidates will receive an email in the end of June 2018;
  • no document transmitted to ARES will be returned to the candidates;
  • no treatment will be given to files that do not respect one of the rules of selection clearly mentioned on the website (certified diploma, age, professional experience...).

* before the 11th of JANUARY 2018 for the following trainings:

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

02/ Rules of selection

Applying for a ARES scholarship is absolutely free of charge. ARES does not charge any fee at any stage of the application or selection process. You may raise any question or concern about persons or companies claiming to be acting on behalf of ARES and requesting the payment of a fee by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any application containing cash will be automatically rejected.

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 following countries are authorized to postulate with our scholarships : Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia (only for trainings in English), Haïti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam;
  3. At the beginning of the programme, candidates must be less than 40 years old for masters, 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.

Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French-speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from ARES.

No treatment will be given to files that:

  • are incomplete
  • are sent by fax or e-mail
  • arrive at ARES beyond the set deadline (indicated on this site)
  • are not provided on the adequate file (downloadable on this site), and in the language in which the programme is provided
  • do not correspond to a programme presented in this site
  • refer to more than one programme
  • are not accompanied by the parts to join obligatorily (copy certified of the diploma,...). Photocopies or documents scanned of the certified copies are NOT accepted
  • do not respect one the criteria of conformity clearly mentioned in the site (certified diploma, age, professional experience,...)

Applying for a ARES scholarship is absolutely free of charge. ARES does not charge any fee at any stage of the application or selection process. You may raise any question or concern about persons or companies claiming to be acting on behalf of ARES and requesting the payment of a fee by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Any application containing cash will be automatically rejected.

During the selection process between admissible files, ARES will take account of the following criteria:

The academic curriculum

The judgment on the academic qualities of the candidates is based on the diplomas and the lists of courses followed with the results, the teaching or research activities and the publications.
For courses, priority will be granted to candidates who have not yet obtained a postgraduate degree, save for exceptional circumstances specified in the application file.

The benefit of previous scholarships

Priority will be granted to candidates who have not yet benefited from a scholarship in Belgium.

Professional experience

ARES grants scholarships as a matter of priority to candidates who, upon termination of their University studies, have had the opportunity of practising a profession in relation to problems of development. The social impact of professional experience constitutes an element of assessment.

Membership of a partner institution

Candidates who are appointed by an institution with which ARES has concluded a partnership, either within the framework of institutional co-operation or within the framework of an Targeted Interuniversity Project, will be granted priority in case of equality on the other selection criteria.

The commitment of the candidate to development activities

Special attention will be given to files of 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.

Nationality

ARES aims at diversifying the geographic origin of the scholars. It sees to it that in the overall of the international courses and training programmes organised in the framework of its North-Actions programme, candidates origina-ting in sub-saharian Africa represent 50% of the total number of scholars.

Gender equality

ARES grants special attention to the participation of women in the international courses and training programmes organised within the framework of the North-Actions programme.

Perspectives of future reinstatement

Major guarantees are required concerning the return of the candidate to his country of origin or to another developing country, as well as his reinstatement in a profession that enables him to put the training acquired in Belgium at the service of development (e.g. labour contract, formal promise of appointment) and to produce a multiplier effect to the benefit of his country of origin.

03/ Application form

Vous consultez actuellement cette page en anglais. Pour consulter la version en français, cliquez ici ou sur le lien "FR" du sélecteur de langue en haut de page.

Applying for a ARES scholarship is absolutely free of charge. ARES does not charge any fee at any stage of the application or selection process. You may raise any question or concern about persons or companies claiming to be acting on behalf of ARES and requesting the payment of a fee by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any application containing cash will be automatically rejected.

Download the application form 2018-2019 in English (16 pages - 972 Kb) (for the specialized masters in English).


Rapports bourses

01/ Rapport bourses 2012

Le rapport Bourses 2012 fait état du déroulement des activités prévues dans le cadre du programme bourses durant l’année 2012, de la sélection des candidats à la préparation du programme 2013.

Il s’agissait de la treizième année de mise en œuvre de la Convention relative aux bourses de cours et stages. L’expérience acquise lors des douze dernières années a pu servir de base au bon déroulement des activités.

Il s’agissait, en outre, de la troisième année du financement destiné aux docteurs et doctorants des pays du Sud, à savoir les bourses pour docteurs, doctorales et locales.

La première partie du rapport présente, de manière synthétique, les différentes procédures et modalités mises en place dans le cadre du programme bourses comme la sélection des boursiers, l’organisation de leur venue en Belgique et, dans le cadre des cours et stages internationaux, les résultats obtenus par les boursiers.

La deuxième partie est consacrée aux statistiques. Elle présente sous forme de graphiques le nombre dossiers reçus et le nombre de boursiers sélectionnés notamment par pays et par genre.

La troisième partie concerne la préparation du programme 2013, et plus précisément la répartition des bourses dans le cadre des cours et stages internationaux et les aménagements liées à la mise en œuvre des bourses pour docteurs, doctorales et locales.

Enfin, la quatrième partie, présente les dépenses qui ont été exécutées pour la bonne mise en œuvre du programme.

Téléchargez l’intégralité du rapport bourses 2012.

02/ Rapport bourses 2013

Le rapport Bourses 2013 fait état du déroulement des activités prévues dans le cadre du programme bourses durant l’année 2013, de la sélection des candidats à la préparation du programme 2014.

Il s’agissait de la quatorzième année de mise en œuvre de la Convention relative aux bourses de cours et stages. L’expérience acquise lors des treize dernières années a pu servir de base au bon déroulement des activités.

Il s’agissait, en outre, de la quatrième année du financement destiné aux docteurs et doctorants des pays du Sud, à savoir les bourses pour docteurs, doctorales et locales.

La première partie du rapport présente, de manière synthétique, les différentes procédures et modalités mises en place dans le cadre du programme bourses comme la sélection des boursiers, l’organisation de leur venue en Belgique et, dans le cadre des cours et stages internationaux, les résultats obtenus par les boursiers.

La deuxième partie est consacrée aux statistiques. Elle présente sous forme de graphiques le nombre dossiers reçus et le nombre de boursiers sélectionnés notamment par pays et par genre.

La troisième partie concerne la préparation du programme 2014, et plus précisément la répartition des bourses dans le cadre des cours et stages internationaux et les aménagements liées à la mise en œuvre des bourses pour docteurs, doctorales et locales.

Enfin, la quatrième partie, présente les dépenses qui ont été exécutées pour la bonne mise en œuvre du programme.

Téléchargez l’intégralité du rapport bourses 2013.

03/ Rapport bourses 2014

Le rapport Bourses 2014 fait état du déroulement des activités prévues dans le cadre du programme bourses durant l’année 2014, de la sélection des candidats à la préparation du programme 2015.

Il s’agissait de la quinzième année de mise en œuvre de la Convention relative aux bourses de cours et stages. L’expérience acquise lors des quatorze dernières années a pu servir de base au bon déroulement des activités.

Il s’agissait, en outre, de la cinquième année du financement destiné aux docteurs et doctorants des pays du Sud, à savoir les bourses pour docteurs, doctorales et locales.

La première partie du rapport présente, de manière synthétique, les différentes procédures et modalités mises en place dans le cadre du programme bourses comme la sélection des boursiers, l’organisation de leur venue en Belgique et, dans le cadre des cours et stages internationaux, les résultats obtenus par les boursiers.

La deuxième partie est consacrée aux statistiques. Elle présente sous forme de graphiques le nombre dossiers reçus et le nombre de boursiers sélectionnés notamment par pays et par genre.

La troisième partie concerne la préparation du programme 2015, et plus précisément la répartition des bourses dans le cadre des cours et stages internationaux et les aménagements liées à la mise en œuvre des bourses pour docteurs, doctorales et locales.

Enfin, la quatrième partie, présente les dépenses qui ont été exécutées pour la bonne mise en œuvre du programme.

Téléchargez l’intégralité du rapport bourses 2014.

 
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