Campus France informs TUT postgraduate students about study opportunities in France [fr]

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Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) hosted an information session on postgraduate funding and scholarship opportunities available in South Africa and in Europe on 5 May 2017. The event was held in the Prestige Auditorium at the TUT Pretoria Campus and around 300 TUT students were reached. The institutions represented during this event included Campus France, DAAD South Africa, the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Innovation Hub.

Campus France presented the study opportunities in France with a specific focus on the various Masters courses available in English. Students were surprised to discover that tuition fees are quite affordable to South Africans (around 300 euros per year) at public French Universities. The reduced study costs at these public French Universities are possible due to the financial investment made by the French government to support higher education for French and foreign students.

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French Embassy scholarships are also available to South African students who would like to pursue a full time Master degree in France.
Students with a National Diploma (3 year official degree) can enter at a Master 1 level to be followed by a Master 2 (two years study in total). If the student already received his Bachelors of Technology degree (four year official degree), it is possible to ask for admission into a Master 2 programme directly. During a classical Master 2 program a 6 month internship in a laboratory or enterprise is included which provide students with hands-on practical application of the theoretical knowledge that they have gained during their first semester course work.
The French Embassy of South Africa can also provide financial assistance for students busy with their PhD degrees. With a signed collaboration agreement between a university in France and a South African university, a student can receive 3 – 6 months of funding per year for the first three years of the PhD degree.

For more information please visit the website of Campus France in South Africa.

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publie le 17/05/2017

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