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Advanced Master’s & Bachelor’s Degree- Continuing Education Courses-Belgium 2023

  • ARES
  • Partial Funding
  • Bachelors & Masters
  • Belgium
  • All Subjects
  • International Students

Scholarship Description:

International students can pursue advanced master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and continuing education courses in Belgium. The scholarship permits Master, and Bachelor’s level program (s) in All Subjects offered at ARES. The deadline for the scholarship is 27 Jan 2023.

ARES is the Wallonia-Brussels Federation’s federation of higher education institutes. Its missions consist of:

  • guarantee higher education’s role of public service of general interest assist institutions and assure their overall coordination in their missions of teaching, research, and community service foster collaboration between them while preserving their autonomy

Each year, the ARES provides an average of 130 scholarships to nationals of its partner nations, including Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees and 70 Continuing Education Scholarships. Three types of training are available through overseas training scholarships within the scope of the ARES 2022-2027 cooperation program:

  • Advanced bachelor’s and master’s degrees are inter-institutional training programs that last one academic year and result in an academic degree.
  • Continuing education programs are more practical and of shorter length (2 to 6 months). They provide a certificate.

Applications must be submitted through GIRAF by January 27, 2023, at 12pm (Belgian time, UTC+1). Applications received after this deadline will be rejected.

Degree Level:

Advanced Master’s and Bachelors Degree Or Continuing Education Courses in Belgium are accessible for Master, and Bachelor’s level programs at ARES.

Available Subjects:

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Partially Funded

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be qualified, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a national of, and reside in, one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Guinea (Conakry), Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
  • Hold a diploma comparable to a graduate level degree (300 credits ECTS) from Belgian university studies for advanced masters and continuing education courses (equivalent to Bac+5); Hold a diploma comparable to an undergraduate level degree (180 credits ECTS) for advanced bachelors (equivalent to Bac+3). At the start of the course, the candidate must have held the applicable academic degree for a maximum of 20 years. Childbirth and/or adoption extend this maximum time by one year.
  • Possess at least two years of relevant professional experience in an ARES partner nation after graduate studies for advanced bachelor, postgraduate studies for advanced master, and continuing education courses.
  • Complete the application in the language in which the training is provided and demonstrate strong written and spoken proficiency in it. Moreover, having a minimum of French assists for a solid absorption into daily life in Belgium.
  • Apply for just one training course.
    • Please keep in mind that meeting the admission requirements does not ensure selection or eligibility for the course (see Selection Criteria).

To be considered for an ARES scholarship, applicants must not have previously been admitted to a French-speaking university in Belgium.

Application files will be rejected if they:

  • Childbirth and/or adoption extend this maximum time by one year.
  • Possess at least two years of relevant professional experience in an ARES partner nation after graduate studies for advanced bachelor, postgraduate studies for advanced master, and continuing education courses.
  • Complete the application in the language in which the training is provided and demonstrate strong written and spoken proficiency in it. Moreover, having a minimum of French assists for a solid absorption into daily life in Belgium.

It is totally free to apply for an ARES scholarship. ARES does not collect any fees throughout the application or selection process. You may notify us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be if you encounter any concerns with persons or firms pretending to represent ARES and requesting money.

Application Procedure:

Applications for scholarships must be filed in line with the application procedure and fulfill the qualifying requirements. A selection panel for each training course selects scholarship recipients after ARES analyses their administrative admissibility.

All applications received between the first and last days of the call will be given equal consideration. ARES invites submissions from women. For equivalent quality, women will be given precedence.

How do you apply?
It is totally free to apply for an ARES scholarship. At any point in the application or selection process, ARES does not collect any fees. You may notify us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be if you encounter any concerns with persons or firms pretending to represent ARES and requesting money.

WHERE DO I SEND MY GRANT APPLICATION?
You are currently viewing this page in English. To view the French version, click here or on the “FR” link in the language selector at the top of the page.

Your proposal should be submitted to ARES using the GIRAF platform:

  • First, make sure you have an active GIRAF account.
    • Using this link, you may establish an account on the GIRAF platform. ARES will authenticate this account (from a few hours to a few days, do not create more than one account) and you will receive a confirmation email to establish a password.
    • If you created a verified account last year, you can reuse that account and if required reset your password.
  • Once signed in to your GIRAF account, go to the Competitive calls page of your GIRAF profile to access the application form. Please keep in mind that you may only click on the “International training application 2023-2024” button once. Your form will then appear in the Competitive calls’ My task’s table.
  • You can save and edit your form several times if you choose the “Save and edit later” option. Your form will be found in the My Tasks table of the Competitive calls tab in GIRAF each time.
  • As soon as you click on “Submit my application”, your application is forwarded to ARES and you can no longer alter it. It is still available in the My submitted files table.

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