This scholarship is for nationals of developing countries with professional experience looking to further develop theirskills in a development related topics. Tuition fees are low compared to other EU countries.The ARES provides the opportunity to enrol in a 2- to 6-month continuing education course or an advanced bachelor's or master's degree programme at a university in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation of Belgium.

Supported by:

Belgian Government


  • Nationality: You must be a citizen of the eligible country list provided above
  • Education: Must have completed an undergraduate degree
  • Possess relevant professional experience in an ARES partner country of at least two years after graduate studies
  • Knowing a minimum of French allows for good integration into daily life in Belgium.
  • Age: not above age of 40 years and 45 for training courses
  • Apply for only one training courses

Application and Selection Procedure:

Applications can be submitted online at the GIRF platform. The selection committee will evaluate the application form of each applicant and the selections will Here are the steps:

  • Create an account on the GIRF platform
  • Email Validation
  • After an account has been validated, you can access the application form via the competitive calls tab of your GIRF profile
  • Submit your applications

The selection committee will evaluate the application on the basis of:

  • Quality of the academic curriculum
  • The benefit of previous scholarship
  • Personal experience
  • The potential of people to be actors of change in their own society
  • Nationality diversification
  • Equal proportion of gender
  • The ability to ensure a transfer of the knowledge and skills acquired by the scholarship holders


  • Academic Degrees & Professional experience also needed
  • National ID
  • Valid Passport
  • Updated Resume
  • A photograph

Date and Deadline:

The applications for the 2022-23 program have been closed. And the next call will be launched in current September 2022

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Program Country(s)



Economics ,Environment ,Health ,Agriculture ,Aquaculture ,Human Rights ,Science in food and technology ,international development studies



Grant Details

Cover international travel expenses, living allowance, registration fees, insurance, housing allowance.

Eligible Country(s)

Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Peru, Philippines, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam.

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