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ARES Belgian Government Masters and Training Scholarships in Belgium

Deadline : February 7, 2020

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.

Each year, ARES grants an average of 150 scholarships as part of the master’s program, and 70 grants for training courses, to citizens from countries in the global South.

Specialized master’s programs for 2020-2021

  1. Master de spécialisation en développement, environnement et sociétés
  2. Master de spécialisation en droits de l’homme
  3. Master de spécialisation en gestion des ressources aquatiques et aquaculture
  4. Master de spécialisation en gestion des risques et des catastrophes
  5. Specialized Master in Integrated Management of Health Risks in the Global South (IManHR)
  6. Specialized Master in International and development Economics
  7. Master de spécialisation en médecine transfusionnelle
  8. Specialized Master in Microfinance
  9. Master de spécialisation en production intégrée et préservation des ressources naturelles en milieu urbain et péri-urbain
  10. Specialized Master in Public Health Methodology
  11. Master de spécialisation en sciences de la santé publique – méthodes de recherche appliquées à la santé globale
  12. Master de spécialisation en sciences et gestion de l’environnement dans les pays en développement
  13. Master de spécialisation en transport et logistique

Training courses for 2020

  1. Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé
  2. Stage d’initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé
  3. Stage en système d’information géographique
  4. Stage en valorisation des ressources secondaires pour une construction durable
  5. Stage méthodologique en appui à l’innovation en agriculture familiale



For a request to be valid, the applicant must:

  1. Be a citizen of a developing country. To be eligible, applicants must be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply;
  2. 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;
  3. Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. Apply for only one training course.


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