2019 Embassy of France in South Africa Master scholarship programme
Deadline: March 15, 2019.
The Embassy of France invites students who wish to continue their tertiary education at Master level in France for the academic year September 2019 – 2020 to apply for its scholarship programme. This programme forms part of the commitment between France and South Africa to establish fruitful partnerships between their universities while building a vast network of academic and professional contacts.
Students can apply for the first year of a Master’s degree (M1) if they have already obtained a three year degree or for the second year of a Master’s degree (M2) if they have a four year / honours degree. The duration of the grant is one year, once renewable should a student originally admitted in M1 continue with the M2
1. Citizenship of South Africa or Lesotho.
2. Bachelor’s or Honour’s graduate (depending on the academic year to enrol for), completed or to be completed by the time the student would depart for France.
3. Acceptance from three selected French institutions of the candidate’s choice.
4. Students should apply for admission to these universities concurrently to the bursary application (admission letters or at least correspondence with the institutions will be required for complete applications).
5. Maximum academic fees (administration and tuition fees combined) financed with a full scholarship: 5000€. For academic fees higher than 5000€ co-financing options must be provided (personal savings and/or enterprise sponsorship).
6. No knowledge of French language required, depending on the availability of study course in English. Courses relating to the French Language (i.e. translation, interpreting or French language teaching) must follow a different application process.
7. Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered, with preference given to the fields of science and technology (eg. Energy, transport, environment and biodiversity, social and political sciences, space and earth science, materials & nuclear physics and chemistry, as well as food security).
8. Applications to French public universities are recommended since they have French government subsidised fees.
1. Annual tuition fees (under 5 000 euros)
2, Round-trip airfare
3. Health insurance
4. A monthly stipend (767 euros/month)
5. Schengen visa fees
Submit applications via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
7 attachments in PDF format clearly marked (i.e. Name SURNAME CV). JPEG, Word, or any other format will not be accepted.
1. Fully completed and signed application form.
2. Certified copy of passport (valid for the period of your stay in France).
3. Certified copies of all degree certificates and academic transcripts, chronological according to date of completion (both for complete and incomplete qualifications).
4. Curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages).
5. Motivation letter (no longer than two pages).
6. Acceptance letters from 3 academic institutions in France (if you have not yet been accepted, proof of correspondence with the institutions will be required indicating that you have commenced the application process).
7. The internet links of the three academic institutions indicating the tuition fees of the three selected courses. Maximum academic fees (administration and tuition fees combined) financed with a full scholarship: 5000€.
For academic fees higher than 5000€ co-financing options must be provided (personal
savings and/or enterprise sponsorship).
Note: It remains the student’s responsibility to ensure that all of these documents are submitted correctly. If any of the above documents are not received, the student’s application may be considered as incomplete. Please follow these guidelines strictly, and do not submit any other documents than those required, as these will be discarded.