Application Deadline: 24 March 2017.
The Embassy of France invites students who wish to continue their tertiary education at Masters Level in France to apply for its bursary programme for the academic year September 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. 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.
- Citizenship of South Africa or Lesotho. International students may apply if they have a previous degree from a South African university.
• Bachelor’s or Honour’s degree (depending on academic year the student is enrolling for), completed or to be completed by the time the student would depart for France. (Minimum requirement is at least a B-degree, i.e. B.Tech, B.A, B.Com, BSc, etc.)
• At least three selected French institutions of the candidate’s choice. Students should apply for admission to these universities concurrently to the bursary application (if you have not been accepted at an institution yet). You may contact Campus France to assist you with this process, but it remains the student’s responsibility to contact and apply on time to universities
• Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered. Applications in the following disciplines are particularly encouraged: Energy, transport, environment and biodiversity, social and political sciences, space and earth science, materials & nuclear physics, as well as food security. However, different application requirements and procedures may apply for French Language Practice (i.e. translation, interpreting or French language teaching):It is advisable that you contact the relevant person before submitting your application: Mr. Damien Guyard, Attaché for French
Language Cooperation ([email protected]).
• No knowledge of French language required, depending on the availability of English programs in the student’s field and the study program applied for.
Full bursaries include:
• annual tuition fees (within reason)
• round-trip airfare
• health insurance
• a monthly stipend towards living expenses
• Schengen visa fees
Applications are to be submitted via e-mail only, to [email protected], before or on 24 March 2017 at 17:00. No late applications will be accepted.
Students are expected to submit the following in PDF only (Jpeg, Word, or any other format will not be accepted). You are thus expected to e-mail a maximum of 6 attachments, clearly marked (i.e. Name Surname CV):
1. Fully completed and signed application form (please print out the pdf form, fill in neatly by hand, sign and scan).
2. Motivation letter (no longer than two pages).
3. Curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages).
4. Copy of passport. If the student does not yet have a passport, a copy of their identity document (ID, driver’s licence, etc.) may be submitted.
5. Copy of all degree certificates and academic transcripts, chronological according to date of completion (both for complete and incomplete qualifications).
6. Acceptance letter from university in France (if you have already been accepted) or written proof (i.e. confirmation e-mail) that you have commenced the application process to at least two universities.
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