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French Embassy Masters & PhD Scholarships 2021/2022 for Ghanaian students

Within the framework of academic cooperation and student mobility between France and Ghana for the 2021-2022 academic year, the French Embassy in Ghana is offering part funding Scholarships to bright Ghanaian students at Master’s and PhD levels.

Application Deadline: 28th March, 2021 before 17:00 GMT

Eligible Countries: Ghana

To be taken at (country): Selected Higher Institutions in France

Fields of Study: French as a foreign language, STEM, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Tourism, Archaeology and Heritage studies, Agriculture and Food Industry.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.
  •  Age limit: Master’s Degree = 35 years; PhD = 40 years for joint application, 45 years for ScholSec application alone.

 Academic level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree for a Master’s,
  • 2 years Master’s degree or MPhil Degree for a PhD.
  • Fields of Study: French as a foreign language, STEM, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Tourism, Archaeology and Heritage studies, Agriculture and Food Industry.
  • First Class or Second Class Upper applicants on their Degree will be given priority consideration.
  • Mastery of French: French Proficiency is not a requirement for application (except for French as a Foreign Language).
  • Preferably 2 years post qualification experience for PhD applicants
  • Completed National Service.

Nonetheless, mastering of French Language would be an asset. Note that certain universities require a minimum level of B2 to pursue programmes taught in French.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship:

For Master’s Degree Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:
Duration and Benefits:
• 24 months of Scholarship over a 2-year period including:
– One (1) return ticket to France
– Free Visa
– Free basic registration fees to an institution of higher education in France up to a maximum of €5,000 per year
– Social Security Coverage
– Partial monthly stipend (remaining amount to be taken in charge by the student = Approximately €350/month)
1 : allowance adapted to the duration of the programme followed.

For PhD Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:
Duration and Benefits:
• Three (3) stays in France of six (6) months each, over a three-year period including:
– Three (3) return tickets to France (One (1) for each stay)
– Free Visa
– Free basic registration fees to an institution of higher education in France up to a maximum of €5,000 per year
– Social Security Coverage
– Partial monthly stipend (remaining amount to be taken in charge by the student = Approximately €350/month)

Note: None of these benefits represents a full scholarship nor completely covers the total expenditure involved.

For the purposes of obtaining a student visa, selected candidates will have to provide proof of additional sources of revenue of a minimum of 615 euros per month, part of which may be covered by the scholarship.

Duration of Scholarship:

  • Masters:  24 months
  • PhD: 3 stays in France of 6 months each, over a period of three-year

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit both hard and soft copies of their application file before 17:00 GMT on 28th March 2021.

  • Soft Copy: Applications must only be sent once to a common email address [email protected]. The subject of the message should include the first name and SURNAME of the applicant.
  • Hard Copy: Applications must be sent or deposited at both the Embassy of France in Accra and the Scholarship Secretariat.
  • Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, FourthCircular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 Accra.
  • Scholarships Secretariat –Hilla Limann Highway, near Accra High School, P.O. Box. M 75 Accra

An acknowledgement of receipt of a complete application (hard and soft copy) will be sent to applicants via email.
In the case where only one format of the application has been received, the application will be considered incomplete and shall not be considered for selection.

  • The application file should contain the following:
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Application form to be downloaded and filled (typed) (Link)
  • Cover letter of the student (maximum of 1 page) detailing the student’s motivation and highlighting how the desired course will support the student’s career development.
  • Reference Letter from your University
  • Academic file: Copies of full academic transcripts and degrees
  • Proof of Registration or pre-registration with a French university for a master’s degree or a PhD.
  • For applicants to PhD, kindly attach your research topic as well as an acceptance letter from your PhD supervisor in France
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarship for studies in progress, pay slips, or bank statements of students or parents)

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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