Due Date: January 11, 2019 and February 8, 2019

Are you thinking about getting a research study grant? The Academy of Research Study and College (ARES) welcomes applications for the 2019-2020 Scholarships. Each year, ARES grants approximately 150 scholarships as part of the master’s program, and 70 grants for training courses, to people from nations in the worldwide South.

Are you a nationwide of an establishing nation? Do you currently hold a master’s degree? Do you have expert experience and are you seeking to additional establish your abilities in a development-related subject? Apply now!

Scholarships for masters and training courses use you the possibility to pursue a 1 year specialised master’s degree program or a 4-to-6-month innovative training course within a college organization of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium.


For a demand to be legitimate, the candidate should:

  1. Be a person of an establishing nation. To be qualified, candidates need to be living and operating in their native land when they use;-LRB- *************).
  2. Just nationals of the list below nations might look for grants from ARES: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia ( just for training courses in English), Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, the Philippines, the DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, and Vietnam;-LRB- *************).
  3. Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is set up to start;-LRB- *************).
  4. Have actually made a diploma equivalent to a graduate-level diploma from Belgian university research studies. However, for particular training courses, various requirements might be asked for, which will be defined listed below;-LRB- *************).
  5. Possess appropriate expert experience in an establishing nation of a minimum of 2 years after graduate research studies, or of 3 years after their research studies if the candidate has actually made a post-grad degree from a university in a developed nation;-LRB- *************).
  6. Have great proficiency of composed and spoken French. For training courses kept in another language, it is important to have a correct level in the course’s language, both composed and spoken. We will firmly insist that the candidate devote to finding out French in order to participate in every day life in Belgium;-LRB- *************).
  7. Make An Application For just one training course

Choice Requirements

As part of the choice procedure amongst acceptable applications, ARES thinks about the following requirements:

  • Academic curriculum: Judgement of the scholastic quality of candidates will be based upon diplomas and lists of coursework finished, with outcomes, mentor activities, or research study and publications. For coursework, top priority will be offered to candidates who have actually not yet finished a post-graduate degree, other than under remarkable situations appropriately warranted in the application file.
  • Invoice of previous grants: Top priority will be offered to applications who have actually not yet gotten a Belgian grant.
  • Expert experience: ARES positions a concern on offering grants to candidates who, after their university research studies, have actually had the ability to operate in an expert field associated to problems raised by advancement. The social effect of expert experience is thought about an essential component in assessing a candidate’s file.
  • Part of a partner organization: Applicants who work within an organization that is a partner of ARES, whether as part of institutional assistance, or an advancement research study job or worldwide South training program, are instantly offered top priority, in case of all other choice requirements being equivalent.
  • The candidate’s dedication to advancement efforts: Specific attention will be offered to application files from prospects who, in addition to their scholastic qualities, have actually shown their dedication to the advancement field. Dedication is shown by having actually dealt with the least lucky members of society and having actually engaged with them to discover effective methods to safeguard and promote their interests.
  • Citizenship requirements: ARES wants to diversify the geographical origin of its beneficiaries. It desires, for the totality of its worldwide coursework and training courses as part of the “Training, Research Study & Outreach for Advancement” program, 50% of overall students to be candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Gender equality: ARES is especially thinking about motivating the involvement of ladies in the worldwide coursework and training courses that become part of the “Training, Research Study & Outreach for Advancement” program.
  • The potential customers for future reintegration: An optimal variety of warranties is needed worrying the candidate’s go back to their native land or to another establishing nation, along with their reintegration into a field that will permit them to use the training obtained in Belgium in an advancement context (e.g. a work agreement or an official promise) and to produce a multiplier result that benefits their native land.


Requesting an ARES grant is absolutely complimentary. ARES does not charge costs at any phase of the application or choice procedure. You might notify us by means of email at [email protected] of any issues with people or business who declare to represent ARES and demand any payment.

Download the 2019-2020 kind in English (15 pages– 119 KB) (for specific master’s degrees in English).

To learn more, go to ARES Scholarships

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