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Scholarships to Israeli students

The French-speaking Community of Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels grants a few scholarships every year to Israeli students who wish to follow a summer course in French or to pursue their academic studies for a limited period of time in a Belgian University.

Summer courses are intended for students who are studying for their BA and who already have some knowledge of the French language. The other scholarships are offered to students who have completed their MA.

Below you will find information on the various types of scholarships, the required conditions and the applications procedure. You will find the application forms in the chapter: Applications procedure.

Unfortunately, the Flemish Community will not grant scholarships for the coming academic year 2020-2021, and until further notice. Please check that you have applied for a program/university that belongs to the French Community of Belgium.

The deadline for sending application files for the academic year 2020-2021 is 31 January 2020.

Click here for a list of Belgian Universities.

For any specific questions you may have concerning studying in Belgium, please contact Ms Leslie Strosberg at the Belgian Embassy: telaviv@diplobel.fed.be.

You can send the application files to the following address: 

Embassy of Belgium 
Scholarship Department 
Abba Hillel 12 
52506 Ramat Gan

 
Scholarships granted by the French-speaking Community of Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels

Types of scholarships, sums granted, special provisions.

Scholarships granted by the French Community of Belgium Wallonia-Brussels

Types of Scholarships

  • Summer scholarships (3 weeks) are granted to students who have successfully finished at least two years of study in a higher education institute and who wish to attend French language courses in Belgium during the summer holidays. There are two types of summer scholarships: 
     
    • Summer scholarships for future teachers of French as a foreign language. The courses are given at the Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve. Date of the course: to be confirmed.
    • Summer scholarships for students who wish to improve their level of French. The courses are given at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Date of the course: to be confirmed. 
  • Research scholarships (5 months) are granted to university graduates (MA) who wish to conduct research work in Belgium.
  • Specialization scholarships (one academic year) for MA graduates.

Tuitition and allowances

The summer scholarship comprises tuition fees and an allowance of approximately 330 Euros.

The long term scholarship (Research scholarship and Specialization scholarship) comprises tuition fees equivalent to the standard university tuition fees, as well as a monthly allowance to cover accommodation and other expenses (826.73 euros per month). The grant holder is insured by a medical insurance.

Candidates should note that :

  • travel expenses (plane tickets) are paid by the student.
  • tuition fees for certain special programs offered by Belgian universities (principally in English) are higher than the standard university fees. In such cases, the grant does not exceed the standard university fees, and the student will have to pay the difference. Since this difference may be significant, candidates are advised to clarify the matter with the university they want to register to. When in doubt, it is preferable to contact the Embassy before registering.

 
Applications procedure

Candidates must submit their application forms in three copies.

Three types of programs are proposed:

  1. Summer Language Course - this is a French language course in the summer (3 weeks program)
  2. Research scholarship - this is a research program in French Literature (5 months program)
  3. One academic year, M.A/Research/PH.D/Post.Doc - these are scholarships granted for specialization programs in the humanities, sciences, arts, European studies, etc.

1. Application procedure for  short summer scholarship (three weeks program)

A. For application form, click here.

B. The following documents must be attached to the application form:

  • A letter of motivation (1 page maximum)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A document (in English) proving the grades obtained during the candidate's studies
  • At least one letter of recommendation (in English or French) by university teachers who have known the student during his/her studies.
  • Three identity photos, precise address, telephone numbers including cellular phone number, fax number and email.

2.  Application procedure for long-term scholarship (5 months research scholarship or one academic year program).

A. For application form, click here.

B. The following documents must be attached to the application form:

  • A letter of motivation (1 page maximum)
  • A letter describing the student's project or the theme of his/her research work, the names of the universities the student wishes to apply as well as any exchange of letters to this effect. Priority will be given to students who have already been accepted by the university of their choice.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A document (in English) proving that the student has finished his/her studies and the grades obtained.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least (in English or French) by university teachers who have known the student during his/her studies.
  • Three identity photos, precise address, telephone numbers including cellular phone number, fax number and email.