ARES Scholarships for International Students in Belgium 2023

For the class of 2023–2024, you can apply to receive an ARES fully-funded Scholarship in Belgium. Do you desire to complete your higher education at one of Belgium's recognized academic institutions through a scholarship program? If so, this is your moment to shine.

ARES Scholarships for International Students in Belgium 2023

ARES Scholarships 2023-2024 are fully funded scholarships for international students. These scholarships are offered for undergraduate, masters and training courses in Belgium. These scholarships provide international travel costs, living allowance of 1150 €/month, arrival allowance, tuition and return fees of 700 €.

The internationally renowned Belgian institutions that are part of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation have stepped up to support prospective applicants from less developed nations. In this context, several universities have announced beneficial ARES scholarships in collaboration with the Academy of Research and Higher Education. These fully-funded scholarships are open to qualified candidates from ARES partner nations and are available for Bachelor's, Master's, and continuing education programs.

ARES scholarship applications are presently being accepted online for the next academic year, 2023–2024. Without IELTS test results, interested overseas candidates might try their luck and apply for fully-sponsored ARES scholarships.

ARES Scholarships' Financial Coverage

The ARES scholarship awardees will get various commendable perks to pay for their maximum academic and personal costs during their degree program. The rewards that will be given to the winners are as follows:

Information about ARES Scholarship Programs:

ARES is a funded scholarship program initiated by the Higher Education & Academy of Research to provide affordable and quality education to everyone. Meanwhile, students from eligible countries enrolled in BS, MS, & Training programs at the Wallonia-Brussels Federation accredited institutions can get their hands on these scholarships and enjoy sponsorship coverage, including rewards, travel coverage, and much more.

On the other hand, around 130 scholarships for Master’s & Bachelor’s programs are awarded to deserving candidates every year. In the same way, there are 70 scholarships in total for the candidates enrolled in Training programs.

However, the duration of ARES scholarships varies with each chosen degree program. For Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, the scholarship program is valid for one year. Meanwhile, continuing education program scholarships will last for 2 to 6 months.

For Bachelor’s & Master’s Specialized Scholarships:

  • International travel costs coverage with one free round-trip ticket / academic year.
  • Living allowance of €1,150/ month for a total duration of 12 months.
  • Indirect mission costs will be given to the scholarship holder.
  • Cost for Registration fees
  • ARES will directly pay insurance costs.

For Continuing Education Scholarship Programs:

  • Free Round Air Trip in the economy class of the IATA-approved airline.
  • Monthly expenses
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Indirect Mission Funds

Available Degree Programs for ARES Scholarships:

The qualifying candidate must be pursuing a BS/ MS/ continuing education degree in one of the following disciplines exclusively to be eligible for the ARES scholarships:

For Bachelor’s Program:

  • BS in Business Data Analysis

For Master’s Program:

  • Microfinance
  • Human Rights
  • Risk and Disaster Management
  • Logistics
  • Social Innovation Design
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Integrated Health Risk Management
  • International & Development Economics
  • Public Health Methodology
  • Transport

For Continuing Education Programs:

  • Data Science for Global Health
  • Digital University Pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate in Transitional Justice
  • Human Dimensions in sustainable development
  • QA and QC of medicines and health products
  • Free Geographic Information System

List of nations with ARES partnerships:

The following list of ARES partner nations might help you determine whether you qualify:

  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Benin
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Senegal
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Cuba
  • Nepal
  • Tanzania
  • Ecuador
  • Haiti
  • Vietnam
  • Niger
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Peru
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Indonesia

The ARES Scholarship application process is as follows:

For the prestigious ARES scholarships, you may apply online. The selection panel will choose the candidates based on their administrative admissibility. On the other hand, regardless of when they are submitted—on the first day of the call or the last day—all applications will be considered equally. The application is also free of any fees.

ARES Scholarships Eligibility Prerequisites:

  • Age Limit of Applicant:
    • BS & MS Scholarships= 40 years
    • Continuing Education Programs= 45 years.
  • The applicant must have an equivalent Bachelor’s or graduate degree to meet the requirements.
  • The interested applicant must reside/ work/ national in ARES-eligible countries.
  • Before applying for the scholarships, the applicant must have work experience of at least two years after completing graduate studies.
  • French Language Proficiency is also appreciable (not mandatory).

Let us begin with the application process for ARES Scholarships.

Could you create a GIRAF account first? You will then get a confirmation email containing your account's password. Click "Competitive calls" —> "My Tasks" —> "International training application 2023-2024" after logging into your GIRAF account. Your application form will open after one click, so be sure to do that.

Then, please fill out the form with the information about you and affix the necessary PDF documents.

Selection Standards:

ARES scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their academic standing, chosen course, publications, research activity, and other factors. The applicant's capacity to alter the world, professional job experience, national requirements, gender, and other factors play a significant role.

Documents List for ARES Scholarship Programs:

Below-listed documents must be attached to the ARES scholarship application form:

  • Transcripts for High-degree diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scanned Passport copy
  • Other Academic Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Reference Letter
  • Research Plan
  • Published Academic Papers (not mandatory)

Deadline for ARES Scholarship Applications: January 27, 2023

Could you submit your ARES scholarship applications by January 27, 2023?