CIUF-CUD Scholarships Program for Developing Countries in Belgium, 2014-15

"CIUF-CUD Scholarships Program"

"CIUF-CUD Scholarships Program"150 CIUF-CUD Scholarships Program for Developing Countries offered by the University Commission for Development in Belgium.

Within its Program for International Courses and Training programs, CIUF grants each year 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programs. Priority will be granted to candidates who have not yet benefited from a scholarship in Belgium. CIUF grants scholarships as a matter of priority to candidates who, upon termination of their University studies, have had the opportunity of practicing a profession in relation to problems of development. The social impact of professional experience constitutes an element of assessment. Candidates who are appointed by an institution with which CIUF has concluded a partnership, either within the framework of institutional co-operation or within the framework of an Targeted Inter university Project, will be granted priority in case of equality on the other selection criteria.CIUF aims at diversifying the geographic origin of the scholars. It sees to it that in the overall of the international courses and training programs organized in the framework of its North-Actions program, candidates origina-ting in sub-saharian Africa represent 50% of the total number of scholars. CIUF grants special attention to the participation of women in the international courses and training programs organized within the framework of the North-Actions program.

Study Subject:

Cud scholarships are provided in the fields of

  • complementary Aquaculture
  • complementary Transport Management
  • complementary in public health – guidance health and development
  • complementary and environmental management in developing countries
  • management complementary animal and plant resources in tropical midfield
  • complementary in natural hazards management
  • complementary in food science and technology
  • transfusion medicine complementary european microfinance program
  • complementary crop protection in tropical and subtropical advanced
  • international and development economics
  • complementary in development
  • environment and society
  • public health methodology complementary.


Only applicants originating in developing countries, qualify for selection. To be eligible, candidates must reside and work in their country at the time of the introduction of the file.

  • At the beginning of the program, candidates must be less than 40 years old for courses and less than 45 years old for training programs.
  • Candidates must be holders of a degree that is comparable to a Belgian University graduate degree (“licence”). However, for certain programmes different rules of admissibility may be defined, and these are specified hereafter, where appropriate.
  • 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 an university of an industrial country, they must show professional experience of at least three years upon termination of their studies.
  • 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 himself to study French in order to be able to participate in daily life in Belgium.
  • Candidates are not allowed to apply for more than one program.

Selection Criteria:

During the selection process between admissible files, CIUF will take account of the following criteria:

  • The academic curriculum
  • The benefit of previous scholarships
  • Professional experience
  • Membership of a partner institution
  • The commitment of the candidate to development activities
  • Nationality
  • Gender equality
  • Perspectives of future reinstatement

Application Deadline:

It will be carefully completed and returned, only by post, mail or express mail, to CIUF, that must be in their possession at the latest by February, 12, 2014 (commission do not hold account of the postmark, we take into account only the files arrived in our buildings for the date limits at the latest). Before January, 15 2014 for the following trainings :

  • training course in the use of Information Technology and Communication in the University Libraries
  • methodological training in support of innovation in family farming
  • training environment and sustainable management of mineral resources

For further information: CIUF-CUD Scholarships Program

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