2016 French Government Scholarships for Masters and PhD levels study in France for Kenyans.

Application Deadline:  January 22nd 2016

The French Embassy and the Campus France-Kenya office in Nairobi will be offering scholarships for Masters and PhD levels for the 2016 academic year.

Who Can Apply?

  •  Members of staff of Kenyan Universities willing to strengthen their capacities by:
    Pursuing a Master or a PhD course in France.
  • Travelling in the frame of a formalized staff exchange programme (post-doctoral studies can be included)
  • Students holding a Bachelor or Master Degree and willing to further their studies in FranceEligibility criteria
  • Kenyan citizen
  • Employer’s agreement (if any)
  • Financial plan indicating co-funding (self-sponsoring, study leave, other scholarship)
  • For programmes taught in English language: good knowledge of French language or a letter of intent signed by the applicant’s commitment to follow French classes at Alliance
  • Française prior to departure.
  • For programmes taught in French language: a minimum level of B2 in French language is required.
  • To have taken time to look for a relevant academic program and a French Host University (neither the French Embassy nor the Campus France office in Nairobi will do it for you…).

Priority Areas:

Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered. However, priority will be given to the topics listed below, i.e:

  •  Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences and Technologies.
  • Animation
  •  Humanities and Social Sciences including French as French Language.Scholarship Worth:

    The scholarship includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Monthly allowances (about 767 €)
  •  For Masters scholarship holders : from September 2016 up to June 2017 o For PhD sandwich scholarship holders: 4 annual stays in France over a 3 to 4 year period from 2016, three of them of 3 months, and a fourth stay of a couple of weeks intended for the defence.
  • For Staff exchange programme: from 1 up to 3 months (between January and December 2016).
  • Facilitation of the access to affordable student housing
  • Social and health insurance
  • Schengen visa fees


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 French Government Scholarships for Masters and PhD levels study in France for Kenyans.


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