Saint-Gobain and the Embassy of France in South Africa are inviting applications from South Africa and Basotho to apply to an exclusive Master’s scholarship programme in Business or Engineering in France 2019.

This highly competitive programme will fully fund two scholarship holders for two years (year 1 & 2 of their Master’s degree) in a French institution of higher education. Upon the scholarship holders’ return to South Africa, Saint-Gobain’s Sub-Saharan Africa branch will offer their bursary holders employment within their company (on condition of the successful completion of their Master’s).

Saint-Gobain is a leading French company that designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of them and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in their living places and their daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications.

Worth of Award

This Scholarship covers;

  • Saint-Gobain: at public French universities, round-trip airfare,
  • A monthly stipend (767€/month)
  • French government: annual tuition fees (up to 3 770 €) at public universities,
  • Schengen visa fees,
  • social security and complementary insurance,
  • CROUS housing reservation support


  • This scholarship is only available to South-Africans and Basotho citizens.
  • It focuses on students in Engineering and Business and more broadly includes Finance, Supply Chain, Construction (Architectural) and Marketing.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the following:
  • Phase 1: academic merit
  • Phase 2: a short video interview
  • Phase 3: psychometric assessment
  • Phase 4: top applicants will be selected for final interviews

How to Apply

To apply for this Scholarship;

  • Download the Master’s information sheet
  • Download and fill out the Master’s scholarship 2019-2020 application sheet (select the Saint-Gobain scholarship option)
  • Email completed applications to [email protected]
  • Start identifying and applying to your French institutions now by using the Campus France search engine.
  • Remember, you do not have to speak French to study in France – numerous Master programs taught in English are available at French higher education institutions.


Deadline: Application closes March 30, 2019.

Click here for more details and to apply

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