Wallonia-Brussels International Master’s Scholarships in Belgium

  •  Master
  •  31-Mar-2024
  •   Belgium
  • $$  Not specified

Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) is offering Master’s scholarships to international students who possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a foreign institution acknowledged by the higher education authorities in their respective countries. These scholarships are designated for pursuing a Master’s degree within higher education institutions recognized by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, located in Wallonia or Brussels.

This scholarship program, facilitated by Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI), aims to provide exceptional opportunities for international students seeking to pursue Master’s degrees in Wallonia or Brussels, within higher education institutions recognized by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) is a governmental agency that promotes the international relations of the French-speaking community of Belgium. Headquartered in Brussels, WBI facilitates cooperation and exchanges in various fields including education, culture, and economics. Through scholarships, grants, and cultural programs, WBI fosters academic and cultural exchanges between Belgium’s French-speaking region and the rest of the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a foreign institution recognized by the higher education authorities in the applicant’s country.
    • Meet the necessary conditions for applying for admission to the host higher education institution, regardless of nationality.
    • Hold a 1st or 2nd cycle degree that qualifies for access to the chosen Master’s program and meets the entry requirements.
    • The last 1st or 2nd cycle degree obtained in the applicant’s country of origin must have been awarded no more than 5 years before the start of the intended study program.
    • Applicants who have studied in specific countries are given priority.
    • Applications that meet the eligibility criteria of the ARES development cooperation grants program are excluded.
    • Submit a complete application by the specified deadline, including required documents and a properly labeled email subject.

Offered Benefits

The benefits of the Master IN – WBI Scholarships include financial support for tuition fees, living expenses, and other related costs associated with pursuing a Master’s degree in Wallonia or Brussels. Additionally, scholars will have access to a vibrant academic and cultural environment, as well as opportunities for networking and professional development.

Application Process

Interested candidates are required to apply directly to the international relations office of the relevant higher education institution. The application form for the Master IN – WBI Scholarships can be obtained from the program’s official webpage. Detailed instructions for the application process, including the required documents, can be found on the program’s webpage or through the provided contact information.

STEP 1 Check whether the  Wallonia-Brussels Federation institution of your choice participates in the Master IN – WBI scholarships programme.

STEP 2 Submit your application to the host institution of your choice by sending :

  • an admission file specific to the target higher education establishment and
  • the Master IN – WBI scholarships  application form.

STEP 3 The host institution pre-selects the eligible applications.

STEP 4 Its ranking is forwarded to Wallonia-Brussels International, which makes the final selection on the basis of defined criteria.

STEP 5 The results are communicated by Wallonia-Brussels International to the host higher education institution by 15 May at the latest.

STEP 6 The applicant is informed of the follow-up given to his/her application by the host higher education institution.

All stays must begin in the calendar year of the selection. No postponements will be possible.

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