The CUD (Cutting-edge International Trainings and Courses for Development) is currently seeking applications for the 2012-2013 Scholarship Program aimed at offering support to candidates from select developing countries to pursue international courses and trainings such as the European Masters in Microfinance, Master in Public Health – Guidance Health and Development, Master in International Economics and Development, Master in Development, Environment and Societies, Master in Public Health Methodology etc and courses like Internship in Management Systems Health Services – economics and resource management / planning in Belgium-based institutions.
Only candidates from developing countries are eligible to apply for the program. Countries that have been listed are:
Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Uganda, Peru, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, El Salvador, Senegal, Suriname, South Africa, Tanzania, Palestinian territories, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Age-limit for participating in the program is 40 years for the courses and 45 years for trainings. Eligible candidates will be those holding a graduate degree comparable to Belgian University graduate degree (“license”). After completion of the program, selected candidates should return back to their country and pursue work in the field in which they have undergone the course or training.
Some of these courses and trainings are in French and candidates should be familiar with the language before applying for them. Nevertheless, selected candidates also need to learn French while participating in the program.
During the selection process, following criteria will be taken into account:
- academic curriculum
- benefit of previous scholarships
- Professional experience
- Membership of a partner institution
- commitment of the candidate to development activities
- Equality of sexes
- Perspectives of future reinstatement
The application form and the admission form can be downloaded from the CUD website.
Last date for receiving the applications is January 20, 2012.
For more information, visit this link.