French Embassy Master & PhD scholarship applications 2017/2018

Students who wish to complete a Master’s or PhD’s degree in all fields of study are encouraged to apply for the French Embassy Master scholarship programme.

Embassy of France in South Africa - Masters bursaries
The deadline for applications is 24 March 2017, and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during April 2017.

The Embassy of France is currently inviting South African students who wish to continue their tertiary education at Master’s level in France to apply for its bursary programme for the academic year 2017 -2018.

This programme 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.

Terms and conditions

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.

Full bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance, tuition fees (up to a limited amount) and a monthly stipend for living expenses (partial funding may also be granted).

Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered. (However, applications in the following disciplines are particularly encouraged: Energy, transport, environment and biodiversity, social and political sciences, space and earth sciences.)

Application form and information sheet can be found on the Campus France website.

Embassy of France in South Africa - PhD Research Grants
The call is open permanently.

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

The programme offers the opportunity to doctoral students to integrate into establishments in France for specified periods of time in order to participate in a collaborative research project as part of their doctoral thesis programme.

Terms and conditions

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent. The duration of the bursary is 3 - 6 months per year, with an option of renewing it for the next 2 years. The bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

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.

For PhD’s application forms or more information concerning the bursaries, please consult the Campus France website and contact CampusFrance South Africa at

publie le 09/02/2017

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