Government Scholarship To Study In Belgium For Free 2024

The Belgian Government Scholarship is now open. Scholarship benefits include tuition fees, travel expenses as well as a living allowance.

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Government Scholarship To Study In Belgium For Free 2024

The Belgian Government Scholarship is now open. Scholarship benefits include tuition fees, travel expenses as well as a living allowance.

About The Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Belgian Government Scholarship for Masters and Training Courses. The program offers candidates the opportunity to pursue a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program or a 2- to 6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Union in Belgium. The program is open to nationals of developing countries with professional experience who are looking to further develop their skills in a development-related subject. Applying to the program is completely free and ARES does not charge any fees at any stage of the application or selection process.

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Scholarship Summary

  • Scholarship Host Country: Belgium
  • Course Level: Master and Phd Degree
  • Funded By: Belgian Government
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligibility: International students
  • Deadline: November 17, 2023

Eligibility Criteria for The Scholarship

To qualify for this government scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a national and reside and work in one of the eligible countries.
  • Holds a diploma equivalent to A
  • Postgraduate degree (300 ECTS credits) from Belgian university studies for advanced Masters and continuing education courses (equivalent to Bac+5).
  • University degree (180 ECTS credits) for Advanced Bachelor (equivalent to Bac+3).
  • The candidate must have held the relevant academic degree for a maximum of 20 years at the time of starting the course. This maximum period is increased by one year upon birth and/or adoption.
  • Possess at least two years of relevant professional experience in an ARES partner country following postgraduate advanced bachelor’s degrees, postgraduate advanced master’s degrees, and continuing education courses.
  • Complete the application in the language in which training is taking place and can attest to good written and spoken knowledge of it. Moreover, knowing a minimum of French allows for good integration into daily life in Belgium.
  • Apply for one training course only.

Required Documents

  • Academic transcript
  • ID / Passport
  • Full CV
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of reference

Scholarship Benefits

  • International travel costs: Economy class travel on an IATA approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.
  • Living allowance: lump sum for 12 months (+13 discounted months).
  • Registration Fee: At the current rate for DGD Scholars.
  • Insurance fees: Paid directly by ARES.
  • Exceptional costs related to visa applications: When the amount is greater than €200, the actual costs must be notified.

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How to Apply for The Scholarship?

You can apply through the official link at the end of the article, through the following steps:

  • Click on the official link, you will be directed to the official page of the fully funded scholarship.
  • Fill out the data form, you must fill in all the data on the official website.
  • After completing the information, click Submit.
  • Make sure you get an email confirming your scholarship application.

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