Wednesday, October 7, 2020

[Master Degree and Training] Belgium Government Scholarship (ARES Scholarship) 2021, Belgium (Fully Funded)





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?

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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Benefit:
For Master Degree
  • International travel costs
    • 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.

Training Courses

  • 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 trainings
    • Reimbursed based on the real incurred, with receipts provided.
 
Requirement:
    Applying for an ARES grant is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application nor selection process. You may inform us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.
    Any application form containing payment will systematically be rejected.
    For a request to be valid, the applicant must:
    • Be a citizen of a developing country. To be eligible, applicants must be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply;
    • 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;
    • Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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. We shall insist that the applicant commit to learning French in order to take part in daily life in Belgium;
    • Apply for only one training course.

      How To Apply:

      Applying for an ARES grant is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application or selection process. You may inform us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.

      How do I submit a grant application?

      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

      Deadline:
      • Applications must be submitted via GIRAF by 5 February 2021 at the latest.
      • Please note that applications for the following internships must be submitted via GIRAF by 15 January 2021 at the latest:
        • Stage en système d’information géographie
        • Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé
        • Stage en initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé

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