ARES Master’s Scholarship for Moroccan Students
Type: Master's Degree
Who: Moroccan Students interested in studying in Belguim
What: Tuition fees, flights and accommodation
Program Length: 1 year
Deadline to Apply: 05 February 2021
Destination Countries: Belgium
Academic Subject(s): Climate Change Management, Community Development, Environment and sustainability, Health related research project, Medical Field, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health
ARES (Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur) is the federation of higher-education institutions in the Francophone region of Belgium.
ARES Scholarships for master’s degrees and training courses offer students from Morocco the chance to pursue a one-year specialized master’s degree in partner universities in Belgium. Eligible courses and universities can be found at this link.
The scholarships include full tuition fees, travel costs, a living stipend, and other costs related to studies.
– Participation/Program fees: 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 protected] of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.
– Flight: 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.
– Accommodation: 1,150 euros per month for a duration of 12 months.
– Indirect mission fees: A one-time payment of 150 euros given upon arrival.
– Tuition fees: 700 euros.
– Registration/Ticket fees: At the current rate for grantees of the Belgian Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGD).
– Stipend/Allowance: Insurance fees: Directly paid by ARES.
– Local Transportation: Travel costs that are incurred as part of inter-university training, with receipts provided.
– Stipend/Allowance: Living allowance for training courses: 83 euros per day for stays lasting 8 to 17 days; 1,400 euros per month for longer stays, up to six months, prorated to the number of days.
Deadline: 5 February 2021 for specialized master’s programs; 15 January 2021 for some training programs.
– Be residing and working in their country of origin when they apply.
– Be nationals of one of the program’s specified eligible countries. In the Arab world, only Morocco qualifies.
– Be under the age of 40 for degree programs, and under 45 for training courses, at the time the training is scheduled to begin.
– Have earned a diploma comparable to a graduate-level diploma from a Belgian university.
– Possess relevant professional experience in a developing country of at least two years after graduate studies, or of three years after their studies if the applicant has earned a post-grad degree from a university in an industrialized country.
– Have good mastery of written and spoken French. For training courses held in another language, it is essential to have a proper level in the course’s language, both written and spoken. We shall insist that the applicant commit to learning French in order to take part in daily life in Belgium.
– Apply for only one training course.
How to apply:
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 programs” button in GIRAF. You will then find your application form in the My tasks table of the Competitive calls
– You can complete your form 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