The French Embassy in Ghana is offering the masters and PhD Degree scholarship programme in France for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Within the framework of academic cooperation and student mobility between France and Ghana for the 2020-2021 academic year, the French Embassy in Ghana at their pace are willing to offer a part funding scholarship to meritorious students at the masters level.

Worth of Award

The scholarship award covers;

For Master’s Degree Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:

  • One (1) return ticket to France
  • Free Visa
  • Free basic registration fees to an institution of higher education in France up to a maximum of €5,000 per year
  • Social Security Coverage
  • Partial monthly stipend (remaining amount to be taken in charge by the student = Approximately €350/month)
  • Allowance adapted to the duration of the programme followed

For PhD Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:

Three (3) stays in France of six (6) months each, over a three-year period including:

  • Three (3) return tickets to France (One (1) for each stay)
  • Free Visa
  • Free basic registration fees to an institution of higher education in France up to a maximum of €5,000 per year
  • Social Security Coverage
  • Partial monthly stipend (remaining amount to be taken in charge by the student = Approximately €350/month)

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for 2020 are as follows:

  • Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.
  • Age limit: 35 years for Master’s Degree applicants and 40 years for PhD applicants.
  • Applicant must obtain a bachelor’s degree for a masters programme
  • Applicants with First Class or Second Class Upper on their Degree will be given priority consideration.
  • Mastery of French: French Proficiency is not a requirement for application.
  •  Master’s Degree students who speak little or no French at all, can apply to a wide range of programmes taught in English by various French Universities.
  • Mastering of French Language would be an asset. Note that certain universities require a minimum level of B2 to pursue programmes taught in French.
  •  For PhDs, candidates can do their research and write their thesis in English.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are required to submit hard and soft copies of their application forms
  •  Soft Copy: Applications must be sent to [email protected] The subject of the message should include the first name and SURNAME of the applicant.
  •  Hard Copy: Applications must be submitted or sent to the Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 Accra.
  • An acknowledgement of receipt of a complete application (hard and soft copy) will be sent to applicants via email.
  • In the case where only one format of the application has been received, the application will be considered incomplete and shall not be considered for selection.

Other documents include;

  •  Copy of birth certificate.
  •  Application form
  •  Cover letter
  • Reference Letter from your Ghanaian University
  • Academic file: Copies of full academic transcripts and degrees
  • Proof of Registration or pre-registration with a French university for a master’s degree or a PhD.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarship for studies in progress, payslips, or bank statements of students or parents).

Deadline: Application must be submitted before March 16th, 2020  by 17:00 GMT

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