French Community of Belgium

The French Community of Belgium offers five or six scholarships to Québec students for master’s degree or doctoral studies.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

Type of support

Each scholarship includes:

  • A monthly sum (indexed annually in September) of 789.71 euros (€) for master’s programs and €963.29 for doctoral programs.
  • Reimbursement of university registration fees.
  • A lump-sum allowance of €24.79 per month to cover the purchase of instructional materials or for travel expenses.
  • A one-time payment of €619.73 to cover the cost of printing the dissertation. This sum is awarded upon completion of the doctoral program.
  • A one-time payment of €185.92 to cover the cost of printing the thesis. This sum is awarded upon completion of the master’s program.

Application procedure

Your application must contain one copy of the following documents, in the following order:

  • The form prescribed by Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). To obtain the form, contact us by email.
  • A letter of intent describing your study plan in the French Community of Belgium.
  • Your résumé.
  • A certified copy of the most recent diploma you obtained.
  • Your confirmation of admission to a postsecondary institution recognized by the French Community of Belgium, or the procedures you have completed with such an educational institution. The official confirmation of admission is required for the complete analysis of the file and for the payment of the scholarship. The list of eligible educational institutions is available on the Wallonia-Brussels Campus This hyperlink will open in a new window. website.
  • A copy of your act of birth certified by a Commissioner for Oaths. If you were not born in Canada, you must provide a proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence and proof of your status as a Québec resident as defined in the Regulation respecting the definition of resident in Québec.
  • The formulaire de confirmation (confirmation form) (PDF 220 Kb).
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation, typed on the official letterhead of the educational institution from which they originate, and signed in ink. One of the letters must be written by your research supervisor. Both of these letters must be sent by their signatories or by the educational institution directly to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur
  • Official transcripts of your university studies.

You must gather your application documents into a single, compressed, encrypted and password-protected folder. Then send it to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur at the following email address:

bge@mes.gouv.qc.ca

You must provide the Ministère with your password separately. This can be done by:

  • telephone
  • fax
  • an email that is separate from the one containing the encrypted folder

Application deadline: To be determined

Selection process

An evaluation committee examines the applications in accordance with the following criteria:

  • previous educational experience
  • relevance of the study plan or research project (expected spin-offs for the host and home communities, and for the applicant’s personal journey)
  • motivation (e.g. interest in discovering the culture and learning the language of the host country)
  • careful presentation of the application

The government offering the scholarships makes the final selection.

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Last update: May 5, 2022

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