►All other fields of study: French Embassy Master & PhD scholarship programme

Students who wish to complete a Master’s or PhD’s degree in all fields of study except humanities (engineering, management, economy/ finance, IT, architecture/design, sports, biology, etc.) are encouraged to apply for the French Embassy Master scholarship programme.

Embassy of France in South Africa - Masters bursaries
The deadline for applications is 21 March 2016, and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during April 2016.

The Embassy of France is currently inviting South African students who wish to continue their tertiary education at Master’s level in France to apply for its bursary programme for the academic year 2016 -2017.

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.

Terms and conditions

Students must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. The duration of the bursary is one year, once renewable should the student continue with the Master 2 programme. Full bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance, tuition fees (up to a limited amount) and a monthly stipend for living expenses (partial funding may also be granted).

Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered. (However, applications in the following disciplines are particularly encouraged: Energy, transport, environment and biodiversity, social and political sciences, space and earth sciences.)

Download the information sheet here:

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Download the application form here:

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Embassy of France in South Africa - PhD Research Grants
The call is open permanently.

The French Embassy of South Africa bursary programme is currently proposing grants for 2016 to facilitate international academic and scientific mobility for South African researchers towards French institutions of higher education.

The programme offers the opportunity to doctoral students to integrate into establishments in France for specified periods of time in order to participate in a collaborative research project as part of their doctoral thesis programme.

Terms and conditions

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent. The duration of the bursary is 3 - 6 months per year, with an option of renewing it for the next 2 years. The bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

There is no deadline for applications, and students are invited to apply throughout the year. It is however advised that students apply early in the year due to limited available funding.

For PhD’s application forms or more information concerning the bursaries, please contact CampusFrance South Africa at pretoria@campusfrance.org.

publie le 02/12/2015

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