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Scholarships available in Belgium for African students (2023)

Article by: Arnold Mutamiri

There are several scholarships available for international students who want to study in Belgium.

Here are ten scholarships that you may want to consider:

  1. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships: These scholarships are funded by the European Commission and support students who want to pursue a Master’s degree in Europe, including in Belgium.
  2. VLIR-UOS Scholarships: These scholarships are funded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council and support students from developing countries who want to pursue a Master’s or training course in Belgium.
  3. Belgian Government Scholarships: The Belgian Government offers scholarships to students from developing countries who want to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree in Belgium.
  4. ARES Scholarships: The Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES) offers scholarships to students from developing countries who want to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree in Belgium.
  5. Ghent University Top-up Grants: Ghent University offers top-up grants to outstanding students who want to pursue a Master’s degree in any field of study at the university.
  6. KU Leuven IRO Scholarships: The KU Leuven International Office (IRO) offers scholarships to students from developing countries who want to pursue a Master’s degree at the university.
  7. University of Antwerp Doctoral Scholarships: The University of Antwerp offers doctoral scholarships to international students who want to pursue a PhD degree at the university.
  8. VUB B-PHOT Excellence Scholarships: The Brussels Photonics Team (B-PHOT) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers excellence scholarships to students who want to pursue a Master’s degree in Photonics at the university.
  9. UCLouvain Scholarships: The Universit√© catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) offers scholarships to international students who want to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree at the university.
  10. Brussels School of Governance Scholarships: The Brussels School of Governance offers scholarships to international students who want to pursue a Master’s degree in Governance at the school.

Also Read: Top ten French scholarships available to foreign students (2023)

Please note that there may be other scholarships available as well, and eligibility criteria and application procedures may vary depending on the scholarship program. You should check the websites of the relevant scholarship programs for more information.

To receive a Belgium scholarship as an African, you will need to follow the application procedures and meet the eligibility requirements for the specific scholarship program that you are interested in. Here are some general steps that you can take to increase your chances of receiving a scholarship:

  1. Research scholarship opportunities: Look for scholarship programs that are available to African students who want to study in Belgium. You can start by checking the websites of the scholarship programs listed in my previous answer.
  2. Check the eligibility criteria: Make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the scholarship program that you are interested in. This may include academic requirements, language proficiency, and residency requirements.
  3. Prepare your application materials: Most scholarship programs will require you to submit an application form, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement or essay. Make sure that you give yourself enough time to prepare these materials and that you follow the application instructions carefully.
  4. Submit your application: Once you have prepared your application materials, submit them by the deadline. Make sure that you have included all the required documents and that your application is complete and error-free.
  5. Follow up: After you have submitted your application, you may want to follow up with the scholarship program to make sure that they have received your application and that it is being reviewed. You can also ask for feedback on your application and find out when you can expect to hear back about the status of your application.

It’s worth noting that competition for scholarships can be fierce, so it’s important to apply to multiple scholarship programs and to have a backup plan in case you are not selected for a scholarship. Good luck with your scholarship search

Blog Article by: Arnold Mutamiri

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