Each year, ARES Scholarships   offer students the opportunity to pursue  a one- year specialized master’s degree programme or a 4-to-6-month advanced training course within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium. The ARES Scholarships aim is to enable students to have a professional experience in their field of studies and also acquire a reputable skill in relevant topics. See also BEA Scholarship 2020



About ARES Scholarships

ARES Scholarship takes place in all participating universities and academic institutions in Belgium, level and field of study includes eligible Masters and Training courses in the fields of

  • Aquaculture,
  • Health,
  • Food Technology
  • Economics,
  • International development,
  • GIS,
  • Information technology,
  • Environment,
  • Human rights,
  • Microfinance

You can visit the official website for further information about courses available. The number of scholarships to be awarded is estimated over 150 Masters and 70 training scholarships and it’s targeted at Nationals of

  • Benin,
  • Bolivia,
  • Burkina Faso,
  • Burundi,
  • Cambodia,
  • Cameroon,
  • Cuba,
  • Ecuador,
  • Ethiopia (only for training courses in English),
  • Haiti,
  • Madagascar,
  • Morocco,
  • Niger,
  • Peru,
  • Philippines,
  • DR Congo,
  • Rwanda,
  • Senegal
  • Vietnam

Scholarships Value and Benefit

The scholarships cover International travel expenses, living allowance of 1150 €/month for a duration of 12 months, Mission fees of £150  this amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.  registration fees, Insurance, Housing allowance, etc. See also Clarendon Fund Scholarships 2020-21 At The University Of Oxford

ARESE Scholarships  Specialized Master’s Programs for 2021-2022

  • Master de spécialisation en développement, environnement et sociétés
  • Master de spécialisation en droits de l’homme
  • Master de spécialisation en gestion des ressources aquatiques et aquaculture
  • Master de spécialisation en gestion des risques et des catastrophes
  • Master de spécialisation en gestion intégrée des risques sanitaires dans les pays du Sud (GIRISS)
  • Specialized Master in International and development Economics
  • Master de spécialisation en médecine transfusionnelle
  • Specialized Master in Microfinance
  • ARESE Scholarships  Specialized Master’s Programs for 2021-2022
  • Specialized Master in Public Health Methodology
  • Master de spécialisation en sciences de la santé publique – méthodes de recherche appliquées à la santé globale
  • Master de spécialisation en sciences et gestion de l’environnement dans les pays en développement
  • Master de spécialisation en transport et logistique

Eligibility Criteria

For a request to be valid, the applicant must:

  1. You must be a citizen of a developing country. 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. You must 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. You must 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. You must possess relevant professional experiencein 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. You must 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.

Applicants should not obtain prior admission to one of the Francophone universities in Belgium in order to be considered for ARES grants. See also MTN Foundation Scholarship 2020: Apply Now And Win

How to 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

Application 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:

Visit the Website for further enquirers: https://www.ares-ac.be/en/cooperation-au-developpement/scholarships/masters-and-training-programmes-in-belgium


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