This track will include online French courses organized by the network of the Alliances Françaises. It may also include an internship in French Companies based in South Africa, depending on the opportunities and the profile of each scholarship recipient.
For more information on the FranceSouth Africa Scholarship Programme visit https://www.southafrica-france-scholarships.com/
Campus France will also be running weekly webinars to provide prospective applicants with the necessary information about the programme and to connect students with higher education institutions in France. More information on the planned webinars can be found in the 2022 Season of webinars organised by Campus France South Africa.
Degree Level: Master’s and PhD
Applications are open to all fields of study. Science, engineering and technology fields and niche courses not available in South Africa may be prioritized.
Two schemes are possible under the France – South Africa Scholarship Programme:
A full scholarship includes:
The Cost-Sharing Scholarship Includes:
Applicants are highly encouraged to look for other sources of financing from his/her own local or French higher education institutions but also from private sector companies. Specific attention will be given to applicants who have found other sources of financing for their academic projects.
Applications are strictly online via the dedicated platform France – South Africa Scholarship Programme
All Applicants Must Submit:
For Master Level Candidates
Candidates must provide proof of acceptance at one of the study programme indicated during their application, between February and May/June 2023;
During the application process, candidates are encouraged to submit their email exchanges with the host higher education institutions in France;
Submit a list of identified study programmes that they intend to apply to, including the application dates for these courses and the tuition fees.
For PhD Applicants
An attestation, signed by your supervisor, indicating her/his commitment to supervise your thesis; or, in case of co-supervision, an attestation signed by the two supervisors (South African and French) indicating their commitment to supervise in France and in South Africa. In the case of co-supervision, this attestation needs to indicate that a cotutelle agreement will be established, that enrolment will be at both universities and that a degree will be awarded by the French higher education institution;
A detailed description of the research project (2/3 pages) including a detailed work plan;
In the case of co-supervision, a detailed plan of the various periods to be spent in France during the research work. A signed cotutelle agreement is also necessary.
The application deadline is 16 October 2022.
Final results will be announced in November/early December 2022. Final decisions will not be deliberated on.
Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that their qualifications will be recognized in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training