2015-2016 ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries

Applications are on-going for the 2015-2016 ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries. The Master’s and training scholarship programmes would be awarded to 220 Students from Developing Countries by University Commission for Development (CUD) Scholarship Program, Belgium.

Within the framework of the Belgian policy for development cooperation, the Minister for Development Cooperation and the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation entrust the Belgian Higher Education Institutions with the preparation of Postgraduate Programmes (Advanced Masters) and Training Programmes that are specifically oriented towards young professionals from developing countries . 

International Courses and Training Programmes are part of the global study programmes of the Higher Education Institutions. They are open to all students who satisfy the conditions of qualification, but aim at proposing training units that distinguish themselves by their openness towards specific development issues.

Within the programme for International Courses and Training
Programmes 2015-2016, ARES grants 150 scholarships for participation into the masters and 70 scholarships for participation into the training programmes .

Subject Area

The scholarship program is applicable to the below listed subject areas:

    • Master complementary Aquaculture,
    • Master complementary Transport Management,
    • Master in Public Health – Health and Development,
    • Master of Science and supplemental, Environmental Management in Developing Countries
    • Master complementary Managing animal and plant resources in tropical,
    • Master complementary Managing Natural Hazards,
    • Master complementary Food Science and Technology,
    • Master in Transfusion Medicine, European Microfinance Programme,
    • Master complementary Crop Protection tropical and subtropical,
    • Advanced Master in International and Development Economics,
    • Master in Development, Environment and Society,
    • Master in Public Health Methodology complementary.

Eligible Countries

The Scholarship is open to all developing countries and this includes most African Nations; Nigeria is one of them. 


    • At the beginning of the programme, candidates must be less than 40 years old for courses, and less than 45 years old for training programmes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Applicants must not first obtain admission to one of the French- speaking universities of Belgium in order to apply for grants from the CUD.

Application Procedure and Deadline

The application form is available to download from the official website. All applications must be completed, and submitted only by Post Mail or Express Mail to ARES-CCD on or before 11th February 2015. 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 must be transmitted simultaneously. 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 2015). The non-selected candidates will receive an e-mail in the end of june 2015.

Official 2015-2016 ARES Scholarships in Belgium for Developing Countries Website – http://www.cud.be/content/view/339/208/lang,/

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