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ARES Scholarships in Belgium for International Students

Lovers of education and potential scholars from developing countries are here again called to take advantage of one of the best scholarship schemes in Belgium. The ARES scholarships offer bachelor’s and master’s students the opportunity to follow a one-year advanced program or a 2-to-6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.


Host Institutions

All participating universities and academic institutions in Belgium.


Number of Scholarships


ARES Scholarship offers 130 Master’s and Bachelor’s Scholarships and 70 Continuing education scholarships

Scholarship Benefits


For Master’s and Bachelor’s, the scholarship covers:

  • International travel costs
  • Living allowance
  • Exceptional costs related to visa application
  • Registration fees
  • Insurance costs

For Continuing Education:

  • International travel costs
  • Living allowance
  • Indirect mission costs
  • Insurance costs


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Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible for the ARES Scholarships, you must:

  • Be national, reside and work in one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Guinea (Conakry), Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
  • Hold a diploma comparable to a graduate level degree (300 credits ECTS) from Belgian university studies for advanced masters and countinuing education courses (equivalent to Bac+5); Hold a diploma comparable to a undergraduate level degree (180 credits ECTS) for advanced bachelors (equivalent to Bac+3). The candidate must have held the relevant academic degree for a maximum of 20 years at the time of the start of the course. This maximum period is increased by one year by childbirth and/or adoption.
  • Possess relevant professional experience in a ARES partner country of at least two years after graduate studies for advanced bachelors, after postgraduate studies for advanced masters and continuing education courses.
  • Complete the application in the language in which the training is given and can attest a good written and spoken knowledge of it. Moreover, knowing a minimum of French allows for a good integration into daily life in Belgium.
  • Apply for only one training course.


How to Apply


Application for an ARES scholarship is completely free. ARES does not charge any fees at any stage of the application or selection process of the scholarship.


Your application should be submitted to ARES via the GIRAF platform. Therefore, you must ensure that you have an active GIRAF account.

Log into your GIRAF account to access the application form via the Competitive calls tab of your GIRAF profile. Please note that you must only click once on the “International training application 2024-2025” button. Continue your application on your form in the My tasks table of the Competitive calls.



List of Accompanying Documents for Application


  1. 2 letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional);
  2. Certified copies of the original diplomas;
  3. Certified copies of the original transcripts for all years;
  4. Proof of occupation for the last 5 years;
  5. Certificate of nationality or copy of passport;
  6. Pre-project (for certain courses – see the admission conditions specific to the courses).


Application Deadline

17 November 2023 at 12pm (Belgian time, UTC+1).


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