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.
Opening: 1 October 2020
Deadlines: 15 January and 5 February 2021
Which trainings are eligible?
Are you interested in obtaining more information about the training courses available? Have a look at the list of master’s programs and training courses financed by ARES.
What financial support?
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.01/ Amounts for a master’s scholarship
|International travel costs||Receipts must be provided||Economy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.|
|Living allowance||Flat rate||1150 €/month for a duration of 12 months.|
|Indirect mission fees||Flat rate||150 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.|
|Arrival allowance, tuition and return fees||Flat rate||700 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.|
|Registration fees||At the current rate for DGD grantees.|
|Insurance fees||Directly paid by ARES.|
|Travel costs that are part of inter-university training||Receipts must be provided||Reimbursed based on real costs incurred, with receipts provided.|
How do I submit my application?
Would you like to submit an application form and receive a grant? Are you unsure about your eligibility?
Follow these guides :01/ Procedure for submitting applications
Applying for an ARES grant is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application or selection process. You may inform us via e-mail at email@example.com of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.
How do I 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
- 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:
- Stage en système d’information géographie
- Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santé
- Stage en initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé
Application files will not be considered if they (are):
- sent in by post, e-mail or fax. The procedure now takes place entirely online via GIRAF;
- submitted via GIRAF outside of the application period;
- are not completed in the language in which the training course is given;
- do not follow one of the admissibility criteria that are clearly stated on the form (certified copy of diploma, age, professional experience, etc.).