Embassy of France in South Africa Master Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Embassy of France in South Africa Master Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Applications are open for the Embassy of France in South Africa Master Scholarship Program 2019-2020. 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 program.

This program 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 program.

Scholarship

Full scholarships include:

  • Annual tuition fees (under 5,000 Euros)
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Health insurance
  • A monthly stipend (767 euros/month)
  • Schengen visa fees

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be have citizenship of South Africa or Lesotho;
  • Be a 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;
  • Acceptance from three selected French institutions of the candidate’s choice. 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);
  • Maximum academic fees (administration and tuition fees combined) financed with a full scholarship: 5000€. For academic fees higher than €5,000 co-financing options must be provided (personal savings and/or enterprise sponsorship);
  • 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. Please contact Audrey DELATTRE (audrey.delattre@diplomatie.gouv.fr).

Selection Criteria

Applicants would be selected based on the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Coherence of motivation and career plan – motivation letter reflecting academic, professional and personal objectives and experiences with justifying the academic program and institution of choice
  • Nationality: South Africa or Lesotho. International students with a SA academic degree completed in partnership with a French institution in SA might be considered.

Application

Applicants are to submit the following documents as attachments in PDF format clearly marked (i.e. Name SURNAME CV). JPEG, Word, or any other format will not be accepted.

  • Fully completed and signed application form
  • Certified copy of passport (valid for the period of your stay in France)
  • Certified copies of all degree certificates and academic transcripts, chronological according to date of completion (both for complete and incomplete qualifications)
  • Curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages)
  • Motivation letter (no longer than two pages)
  • 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)
  • 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: €5,000. For academic fees higher than €5,000 co-financing options must be provided (personal savings and/or enterprise sponsorship).

Submit applications via e-mail to pretoria.bourses@campusfrance.org

For more information, visit Embassy of France Scholarship.

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