There are several sources of scholarships available for international students who wish to pursue their studies in France. Depending on the country of origin and path of study envisaged, scholarship application procedures, selection criteria and allocation methods vary according to the donor or exchange programme in question. We strongly recommend visiting this page regularly and reading the information it contains attentively.
The donors listed below may finance all or part of your studies in France. International students are also advised to contact the French embassy in their country of origin, and/or Égide.
The World Bank Institute (WBI) represents the capacity development arm of the World Bank in building scholarships programs for knowledge sharing and capacity building in developing countries. The programs provide opportunities for graduate study leading to master's degrees in development-related fields. Two main programs are currently managed by the WBI:
The International Fellowship Program (IFP) of the Ford Foundation
Through this program, the Ford Foundation makes some 2,000 grants. Individuals may apply for fellowships for advanced degrees in areas of interest to the Foundation. Recepients are selected by universities and other organizations that receive grants from the foundation to support fellowships.
Grant applications are reviewed at the New York's headquarters and at the regional offices level. Please check in this list if your own country has got an IFP's representation.
The Agence Française de la Francophonie (AUF)
The scholarships are granted to students at the master degree level and/or at the Ph.D degree in a university member of the association. The whole cursus cannot be granted.
The French and European Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEE)
You want to study in France and you are seeking for a shcolarship. Contact the Services de coopération et d'action culturelle (SCAC) located at the french embassy or consulate of your own country and you will know all the administrative steps which may lead you to the country of Molière !
The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window programme's: Averroes Project
This program is funded by the European Commission. Its main objective is the reinforcement of co-operation between European and North Africa higher Educational Institutions, through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.
All the levels are considered : vocational bachelor degree, master and Ph. D.
Beware! All the applications must be submitted online.
The Fund for International Development (OFID) of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) offers scholarships to students willing to pursue their studies at a master level in a university or college in the world, in a relevant field of development. The allowance granted covers expenses over a period of two years. Applicants must read carefully the eligibility criteria before applying online.
For the academic year 2009-2010, the call for applications has been extended to June 30th 2009.
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Updated Jan. 8th 2009