French Embassy Masters Scholarships South Africa 2023 – 2024

French Embassy Masters Scholarships South Africa 2023 – 2024

France South Africa Scholarship 2023 – 2024

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ABOUT THE COMPANY – EMBASSY OF FRANCE

Campus France is an agency of the French Ministries of European and Foreign Affairs and of Higher Education and Research. The aim of the organisation is to encourage French Higher Education and facilitate academic exchange between global and French tertiary institutions.

Campus France in South Africa is committed to promoting higher education in France and assists students and researchers who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in France. Each year, the Embassy of France in South Africa awards scholarship funding for Masters’s or PhD degree studies in France. They are partnered with French businesses present in South Africa, as well as South African organisations (namely: the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), National Research Foundation (NRF) and Universities South Africa (USAF)).

ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

The Embassy of France is inviting students from South Africa; Lesotho and Malawi, to apply for the France South Africa Scholarship, for the 2023 academic year. The scholarship will cover studies in France, towards a Master’s degree or PhD qualification, in ANY field of study, starting in September 2023.

 

The scholarship may also cover Master’s and PhD programmes in selected higher education institutions in Africa (find the list of eligible institutions here).

Applicants should consider the Master’s programmes (M2 – second year) at the University of la Réunion in France as they benefit from additional funding (find the read about the University of la Réunion here).

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the France South Africa Scholarship.

ABOUT THE FRANCE SOUTH AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED

There are 2 types of scholarships to be awarded:
1) A full scholarship, which includes: tuition fees (up to a maximum value of 5000 euros per year), return flight to France, monthly allowance (approximately 700 euros for master students and 1400 euros for PhD students), individualized accommodation aid (approximately 150 euros per month) from the French Government. Scholars will also receive social security, priority for accessing student housing, visa fee exemption and assistance from Campus France Paris.

2) A cost-sharing scholarship, which includes: a monthly allowance provided fully or partially by a partner, and all the other benefits of a full scholarship.

Candidates are encouraged to seek alternative sources of funding, and special attention will be given to students with confirmed sources of financing.
 

Scholarships will be awarded for a specified amount of time to be spent in France, in line with the time required to obtain the degree:

  • Master’s degree students: scholarships will be awarded for between 10 and 22 months. Master’s degrees are generally 2 years long and in some cases, students may be required to apply to M2 (2nd year of the Master Programme). After the 1st year of study, the Embassy of France may award the scholarship for the 2nd year depending on academic performance.
  • PhD students: scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of 3 years. After the 1st year of study, students will be required to justify the progress of their research work in order to qualify for funding for 2nd and 3rd years.
  • PhD students under co-supervision/ cotutelle: scholarships will be awarded for periods spent in France and these periods of stay should be specified by the candidate.

 

MORE ABOUT THE FRANCE SOUTH AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – SELECTION & DATES

Important dates:

  • 16 October 2022: scholarship applications close.
  • November 2022: Eligible candidates will be interviewed.
  • end of November 2022 to early December 2022: final candidates will be selected and results will be made available.
  • February 2023 to July 2023: the specific programme will commence in South Africa (online french courses and possibly an internship).
  • Early September 2023: Departure to France

Selection process:
Candidates will be selected by the Advisory board, based on the following factors – candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed based on their files.

  • Skills and merit per the applicant’s academic record and professional background.
  • Quality of the applicant’s studies project and its coherence with the applicant’s background.
  • PhD applicants: preference will be given to PhDs under joint supervision and the commitment of South African and French supervisors will be decisive;
  • Level of proficiency in foreign languages and its adequacy with the suggested curriculum.

Confirmed laureates:

  • Will be required to finalize their enrolment in their selected study programme.
  • Will be required to attend intensive online French courses between February 2023 and June 2023.
  • Candidates may be required to complete an internship in a French company or organisation based in South Africa (depending on the opportunities and the profiles of the laureates).
  • After departing to France, the scholar must commit to the study project they have been selected for. Any changes in the study programme must be submitted to the French Embassy for approval.
  • Will be required to remain in France for the whole duration of their studies.

Candidates on the waiting list:

  • Students will be moved up on the waiting list depending on their availability and they will be informed individually.
  • Waiting list candidates are strongly encouraged to continue the procedure and to obtain their enrolment in the French Higher Education institutions.
  • Waiting list candidates will be required to participate in the online French courses and possible internships (if they do not, they will be removed from the list).

Please note:

  • Decisions are final and cannot be disputed.
  • Applicants are requested to not follow up regarding the status of their application.
  • No ranking on any of the lists will be communicated to the applicants.
  • If studies are interrupted, the scholarship will automatically be suspended.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FRANCE SOUTH AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African, Basotho or Malawian national
  • You must have been born on or after 1 January 1992
  • You must be enrolled to study towards a Master’s degree or PhD
  • You must be enrolled to study at a French Higher Education institution
  • You must intend on starting your studies in September 2023
  • Preference may be given to students intending on studying within Science, Engineering and Technology fields, as well as niche courses not available in South Africa

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FRANCE SOUTH AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be submitted online at France South Africa Scholarship Application 2023

Candidates will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.

Application notes:

  • You will be able to save and resume your application at any time, however, no changes will be allowed to be made after final submission.
  • Ensure that all the information on your application is correct before submitting it.
  • Applications can be done on any platform, but it is recommended that a desktop computer be used.
  • The application does not recognise special characters (such as apostrophes), so ensure that you do not use them.

 

Upload clear copies of the following supporting documentation to your profile (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
All applicants must submit:

  • Completed online application form
  • Passport
  • Updated resume/ curriculum vitae, including entire academic record
  • Covering letter, including motivations and interests in the selected academic project
  • Degree certificates (Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees)
  • University transcripts for the last 2 years of study

Master students must ALSO submit the following:

  • List of study programmes the student intends on applying for (as well as application dates and tuition fees)
  • Proof of acceptance for the study programme stated in the application (between February and May/ June 2023)
  • Email correspondence with the institution in France (to be submitted during the application process)

PhD students must ALSO submit the following:

  • Attestation, signed by your supervisor and stating their commitment to supervise your thesis OR
  • An attestation signed by the 2 supervisors (South African and French) stating their commitment to supervise in France and in South Africa (must indicate that a cotutelle agreement will be formed), if under co-supervision
  • A detailed plan of the periods to be spent in France during the research work and a signed cotutelle agreement, if under co-supervision
  • A detailed description of the research project and detailed work plan (2 to 3 pages long)

Optional documents students may submit:

  • Academic or professional recommendation
  • Language proficiency certificates
  • Cost-sharing commitment letter from the corresponding organisation

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO READ BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE FRANCE SOUTH AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE FRANCE SOUTH AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP

16 October 2022 (at 23:59).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Embassy of France directly:
Contact page: https://southafrica-france-scholarships.com/contact-us

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