Are you a national of an ARES partner country? Do you have a higher education degree? Do you have professional experience and would you like to deepen your skills in a development-related topic?

The ARES scholarships offer you the opportunity to follow a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program or a 2-to-6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.

The call for applications for the academic year 2023-2024 is now open

About ARES

ARES is the federation of higher education establishments of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Its missions consist of:  guarantee the mission of public service of general interest of higher education support institutions and ensure their overall coordination in their missions of teaching, research and service to the community encourage collaboration between them, while respecting their autonomy  ..

ARES International Students

  • Type College School
  • Organisation ARES
  • Country to study Belgium
  • School to study–
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline January 27, 2023

Information on the funding breakdown is given in the table (below)

Bachelor’s or Master’s Scholarship Benefits 

International travel costsReceipts must be providedEconomy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.
Living allowanceLump sumFor a duration of 12 months
Indirect mission feesLump sumThis amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
Arrival allowance, tuition and return feesFlat rateThis amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
Registration feesAt the current rate for DGD grantees.
Insurance feesDirectly paid by ARES.
Travel costs that are part of inter-university trainingReceipts must be providedReimbursed based on real costs incurred, with receipts provided.

Amount for a Continuing education scholarship

International travel costsReceipts must be providedEconomy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, one round-trip ticket.
Living allowanceLump sumFor the duration of the course
Indirect mission feesLump sumThis amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.
Insurance costsDirectly paid by ARES.
Travel expenses in the framework of inter university trainingsReceipts must be providedReimbursed based on the real incurred, with receipts provided.

Requirements for ARES International Students Qualification

To be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  1. To be eligible, applicants must be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply;
  2. Be national, reside and work in one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of 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.
  3. Hold a diploma comparable to a graduate level degree (300 credits ECTS) from Belgian university studies for advanced masters and countinuing education courses (equivalent to Bac+5); Hold a diploma comparable to a undergraduate level degree (180 credits ECTS) for advanced bachelors (equivalent to Bac+3). The candidate must have held the relevant academic degree for a maximum of 20 years at the time of the start of the course. This maximum period is increased by one year by childbirth and/or adoption.
  4. Possess relevant professional experience in a ARES partner country of at least two years after graduate studies for advanced bachelors, after postgraduate studies for advanced masters and countinuing education courses.
  5. Complete the application in the language in which the training is given and can attest a good written and spoken knowledge of it. Moreover, knowing a minimum of French allows for a good integration into daily life in Belgium.
  6. Apply for only one training course

Interview date, Process and Venue for ARES International Students

  1. To be eligible, applicants must be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply;
  2. Be national, reside and work in one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of 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.

Application Deadline

January 27, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to ARES on giraf.ares-ac.be to applyInterested applicants for the for the Belgium Government ARES Scholarships 2023-2024 is done totally online. Applying for an ARES grant is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application or selection process. Interested applicants should follow the steps (below) to apply.

Please note that the application procedure is now online via the GIRAF platform.

  • First, you need to create a GIRAF account by clicking here. Your account will be validated (within a few hours to a few days) and you will receive a confirmation mail.
  • Once your account has been validated, you can access the application form via the Competitive calls tab of your GIRAF profile. Please note that you only have to click once on the “Start an application for masters and training programmes” button in GIRAF. You will then find your application form in the My tasks table of the Competitive calls
  • You can complete your form in several times, as long as you use the “Save and edit later” option. You will find your form each time in the My Tasks table of the Competitive calls tab in GIRAF.
  • As soon as you click on “Submit my application”, your file is transmitted to ARES and you can no longer modify it. You can still consult it in the My Submitted Files

Application files will not be considered if they (are):

  • incomplete;
  • sent in by post, e-mail or fax. The procedure now takes place entirely online via GIRAF;
  • submitted via GIRAF outside of the application period;
  • are not completed in the language in which the training course is given;
  • do not follow one of the admissibility criteria that are clearly stated on the form (certified copy of diploma, age, professional experience, etc.).

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