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French Embassy Fully-funded Masters and PhD Scholarship Programme 2019/2020 for South African Students

The Embassy of France in South Africa offers scholarships for students who wish to do a Master’s degree or a PhD in France for the 2019/2020 academic session.

Application Deadline: 15th March 2019.

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be taken at (country): France

Type: Masters and PhD

About the Award: Launched in 2010, the French Embassy Masters and PhD scholarship programmes form 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.

Masters Scholarships

Eligibility: The Embassy of France invites students who wish to continue their tertiary education at Masters Level in France to apply for its bursary programme for the academic year September 2019/2020.

  • Students must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree.
  • As more and more Master programmes are taught in English, basic knowledge of French is desirable, but not required.

Number of Awardees: 20

Value of Scholarship: Tuition fees, the Schengen visa fees, a monthly stipend towards living expenses, health insurance and the flight tickets.

Duration of Scholarship: Students can either apply for the first year of a Master’s degree (M1) or, if they have an honours degree, the university may admit the student into the second year of a Master’s degree (M2) in order to complete their degree after one year. The duration of the grant is therefore one year, once renewable should a student originally admitted in M1 continue with the M2 programme.

How to Apply: Download Information sheet 2019/2020 and Masters Application form 2019/2020

PhD Research Grants

Eligibility: The French Embassy of South Africa bursary programme is currently proposing grants for 2017 to facilitate international academic and scientific mobility for researchers towards French institutions of higher education.

  • Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent.
  • 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.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: The bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Duration of Scholarship:  3 – 6 months per year, with an option of renewing it for the next 2 years.

How to Apply: For PhD’s application forms or more information concerning the bursaries, please contact CampusFrance South Africa at pretoria[at]campusfrance.org.

Download information sheet 2019/2020 and PhD Application form 2019/2020.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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