French Embassy Master and PhD scholarship program 2018/2019

About France
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Scholarship Details
The Embassy of France in South Africa is offering scholarship opportunities to interested applicants who are willing to study for a degree program in any French Institution in France.

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.

Application Deadline: 20th March 2018.

Eligible Countries: South Africa

Host Country: France

Course Level: Masters and PhD

Masters Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this program, applicants 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 Scholarships: 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.

PhD Research Grants
Eligibility Criteria: 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 Scholarships: 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