Unknown to many, there are a number of scholarship programs in Belgium for international students specifically for students from developing countries. The Belgian Government, in their efforts towards development cooperation, offers scholarships to foreign students wishing to pursue further studies in Belgium. Belgian Universities included in the top 100 World Universities has scholarship programs for international students as well.
Belgian Government Scholarships for International Students »
Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) Scholarships and Traineeships
The Belgian Development Agency offers scholarships for students from 18 partners’ countries of the Belgian development cooperation. The scholarships support (master and doctorate) studies, internships, trainings, study tours and travel trips. These opportunities are offered in Belgium and/or in other partner countries.
VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from selected developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue a Training or Master’s Programme related to development at Universities in Belgium. The scholarships cover tuition fee, accomodation, allowance, travel costs, and other program related costs.
Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students
The Government of Flanders launches a new scholarship program, Master Mind Scholarships that aims to promote the internationalization of the Flemish Higher Education. It awards up to 35 scholarships to outstanding Master students from all countries. The incoming student is awarded a scholarship of maximum 7.500 Euro per academic year. The Flemish Host Institution can ask the applicant for a tuition fee of maximum 100 Euro per year.
Belgian Universities that offer Scholarships for International Students »
Science@Leuven Scholarships for International Students
The Science@Leuven Scholarship are for motivated and talented international students, interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the K.U.Leuven. The amount of the scholarship can be up to 10,000 Euro for 1 year. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary.
See also IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme which offers deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD at K.U. Leuven.
Ghent University Master Grants for Developing Countries
Ghent University provides Masters scholarships to outstanding international students from developing countries who wish to obtain a Master’s degree at Ghent University. In 2016, the call will only be open for students already in their first Master year at Ghent University. The scholarship consists of an insurance, an allowance of 1000 euro per month, an installation fee of 500€ and a refund of the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 105€.
See also University of Ghent Doctoral Scholarships which grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.
Liege University Scholarships for International Students
Liege University offers scholarships for both EU and non EU students who wish to study a Master’s Degree at the University. The scholarship includes monthly allowance for the duration of the studies, travel costs, and enrolment fees.
Belgian Institution Scholarships for International Students »
Each year, the ARES gives an average of 150 masters scholarships and 70 training scholarships through courses to nationals of developing countries. The scholarship covers international travel expenses, living allowance, tuition fees, insurance, housing allowance, etc.
Belgian American Education Foundation Fellowships
The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications from citizens or permanent residents of the United States for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. The B.A.E.F. will award up to ten fellowships each carrying a stipend of $27,000 for Master’s or Ph.D. students or $31,000 for Post-doctoral Fellows.