SAFe think bursary for students in human and social sciences (new call will be open in November 2014) [fr]

= Master programme 2015-2016 : the call for applications will open in November =
= PhD programme 2015-2016 : the call for applications is open =

The SAFe Think bursary programme was launched by the Embassy of France in South Africa in 2010 with the aim of funding exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a French university, in all fields of human and social sciences.

The programme also offers fellowships for South African researchers working with our partner think tanks, who would like to conduct a joint project with a research institute based in France.

SAFe Think is aimed at both South African students and Senior Researchers:

The Master Programme funds outstanding students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a French Higher Education Institution. Between 2010 and 2014, 20 South African students were given the unique opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised Master’s degree in France. Our bursaries cover a roundtrip air flight ticket, Schengen visa fees, tuition fees, living costs, and full medical and social insurance. They are allocated for the duration of a French academic year, i.e. from September 2015 to June 2016.

The Research Programme allows South African PhD students and researchers to undertake a joint research project in France (up to 10 weeks). Through its fellowship scheme, 4 South African senior researchers conducted joint projects with French research institutes between 2010 and 2014.

Our partners:

African Institute of South Africa

Institute for Global Dialogue

Institute for Security Studies

South African Institute of International Affairs

Mapungubwe Institute

The selection procedure is carried out by the French Embassy, together with the South African Think Tanks involved in the project.

If you are interested in applying for the SAFe Think Programme 2015/2016 and for any information, please give us a call (+27 (0)12 425 1716 or +27 (0)12 425 1710) or send an e-mail to

- Download the SAFeThink brochure here

- Download the 2015-2016 call for applications for Master bursaries from November 2014

- Download the call for applications for PhD/ Researcher bursaries here and the application form here

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publie le 23/09/2014

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