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[2021] ARES Scholarship Program in Belgium For Developing Countries

Are you planning to study in Belgium next year?


Are you planning to study in Belgium next year? If that is the case, then we have some amazing news to share with you. The ARES scholarship program is now accepting applications. This scholarship program provides students with great opportunities each year.

The goal of ARES is to offer students the chance to pursue a one-year specialized Master’s degree or a 4 to 6 months advanced training course that is hosted by a higher-education institution located in Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.

The scholarship program provides 150 Master’s scholarships and 70 training courses each year. The eligible fields of studies are aquaculture, health, food technology, economics, international development, GIS, information technology, agriculture, environment, human rights, microfinance, etc. With that said, let’s go ahead and check out what are the benefits of applying for this scholarship program.

ARES Scholarship Program in Belgium for Developing Countries 2021


The benefits that the ARES Scholarship Program in Belgium for Developing Countries 2021 provides are pretty straightforward.

Successful applicants will have their international travel expenses, living allowance, registration fees, insurance, and housing allowance covered. You can find out more about the benefits by accessing the official website (linked below).

ARES Scholarship Program in Belgium for Developing Countries 2021e


Applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be residing and working in her/his country of origin when she/he applies;
  • Be nationals of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia (only for training courses in English), Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, the Philippines, 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;
  • Applicants should not obtain prior admission to one of the Francophone universities in Belgium in order to be considered for ARES grants.

Official Letter and Deadline

We are advising all interested students to visit the official website of the scholarship program where they can submit their online application. The deadline is 15 January 2021.

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