[Blueboard] Scholarships from the Interuniversity Council of the French Community of Belgium

Joanna Ruiz jruiz at ateneo.edu
Thu Jan 26 14:12:12 PHT 2006


>From the Office of the Academic Vice President


Scholarships Programme - 06/07
Commission Universitaire de Developpement (CUD)
of the Interuniversity Council of the French Community of Belgium

    The InterUniversity Council of the French-speaking Universities of Belgium (CIUF), which gathers all French-speaking universities of Belgium, has established a University Commission towards Development (CUD) that coordinates teaching and research projects of member universities. CUD initiates activities integrated into programs whose purposes and instruments are manifold.

    French-speaking Belgian universities have a longstanding tradition of cooperation with developing countries.

    International courses and training programs are integrated in the global study programmes of the Universities. They are open to all students who satisfy the conditions of qualification, but aim at supporting students from developing countries who distinguish themselves be their openness towards specific problems of development. The courses and programs cover various academic and scientific sectors, enabling students from various disciptlines to improve their knowledge in areas that are particularly relevant from the perspective of development.

    CIUF grants 143 scholarships and participation in international courses and 70 scholarships for participation in training courses.

RULES OF SELECTION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Only applicants originating in developing countries, as defined by OECD, qualify for selection. To be eligible, candidates must reside and work in their country at the time of application.

2. At the beginning of the program, candidates must less than 40 years old for courses, and less than 45 years old for training programmes.

3. Candidates must be holders of a degree that is comparable to a Belgian University graduate degree ("licence"). However, for certain programs, different rules of admissibility may be defined.

4. Candidates must show professional experience of at least two years upon termination of their studies. Where candidates are holders of a postgraduate degree delivered by a university of an industrial country, they must show professional experience of at least three years upon termination of their studies.

5. Candidates must have a good knowledge of written and spoken French; for programs organized in another language, good knowledge in writing and speaking of this language is required. Moreover, the candidate will be asked to commit him/herself to study French in order to participate in daily life in Belgium.

6. Candidates are not allowed to apply for more than one program.

    Please visit the following site -- http://cud.ciuf.be/brs_en_presentation.htm -- for information on the courses and training programs offered, information on application procedures, and to download application forms. Application forms must be completed and sent via postal or express mail to this address:

                            Secretariat de la C.U.D. 
                            A l'attention de Madame Maryvonne Aubry
                            Rue de Namur 72-74 
                            B-1000, Brussels
                            Belgium

Application forms must be received by CUD by February 15, 2006.


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