ARES Masters & Training Scholarships in Belgium 2023/2024 (Fully Funded) for Developing Countries


Each year, the Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES) grants an average of 150 fellowships in the framework of the Masters and 70 fellowships in the framework of the internships. Within the framework of the Belgian policy for development cooperation, the Minister for Development Cooperation and the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation entrust the Belgian Higher Education Institutions with the preparation of Postgraduate Programmes (Advanced Masters) and Training Programmes that are specifically oriented towards young professionals from developing countries.


  • Travel (internal and external)

  • Monthly living allowance

  • Indirect mission costs

  • Installation costs

  • Tuition fees, registration fee, insurance costs

  • Housing allowance, allowances for dependents

  • Return fees.


  • Originally from a developing country. To be eligible, applicants must reside and work in their own country at the time of filing;

  • Either under the age of 40 for courses and under 45 for training periods at the start of training;

  • Either holds a diploma comparable to a diploma of the second cycle of Belgian university education. However, for certain types of training, different requirements may be set out;