French Embassy in India Scholarship

French Embassy in India scholarship programme 2011-2012 for UG/PG/Ph.D study at France


The French Embassy in India offers a wide range of scholarships to Indian students and research scholars from graduate (Bachelor degree) to Ph.D levels, for study and research in France

Four different scholarship programmes are designed for Indian students who wish to go to France for studies or training

Through these programmes, Indian students may seek financial assistance for short term study or internship in recognized French Institutions or Universities; for long term study to complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a French Institution of higher education

For courses taught in French, a good level of French is a mandatory requirement

Please note that some French Institutions or Universities prescribe a certified level

For courses taught in English, a good command of French is not a mandatory requirement for the award of these scholarships

Students who would like to learn French language before their departure to France and to attend cultural programmes can contact any of the 17 Alliances Francaises centres in India

1st-Training or Internship programme: Programme de bourses de formation et stage

Short term scholarships provide an opportunity to Indian students who are enrolled for a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Indian Institutions/Universities of Engineering to pursue training or internship in French institutions for three a month period (May to July)

2nd-Exchange programme: Programme de bourses d’echange

Short term scholarships (3 to 6 months) are awarded to students enrolled for bachelor or master degree in Indian Institutions/Universities which have signed a bilateral exchange agreement with French Institutions of Higher Education

3rd-Bachelor and Master programme: Programme de bourses de Licence et Master

Long term (1-2 years) scholarships are awarded to Indian students with an outstanding academic profile to study at Bachelor’s/Master’s degree level in French institutions of higher Education

4th-Research programme: Programme de bourses de recherché

Research scholarships are awarded to highly qualified Ph.D candidates (enrolled in Indian university) for conducting research projects in France (during 3 to 6 months). The aim of this program is to provide young researchers the opportunity to carry out part of their research work at French laboratories or universities and to acquaint them with research advances activities in France

For more information and to apply for this research programme log on to www.frenchsciencetoday.org

 

Also See : Scholarships 2019

 

Eligibility criteria

1st-Training or Internship programme: Programme de bourses de formation et stage

Applicant must be no older than 30 years; be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/master programme in India or have just completed the same

Produce a Bona fide certificate from the Institution/University in India where he/she is currently working/ studying or has just completed the course

Produce a statement of purpose, detailed curriculum vitae and attested pass certificates and ongoing semester’s mark/grade sheet by the head of the institution/university

Produce an invitation letter from host institution/university in France, stating that he/she has been accepted to for a short term training/internship. If this letter is not available at the time of applying, the candidate must provide the e-mail/hard-copy correspondence with the said Institution/ University in France

The confirmed invitation/acceptance letter must be produced latest by 31st March, 2011 latest

2nd-Exchange Programme: Programme de bourses d’echange

Applicant must be admitted to an exchange programme organized officially under the aegis of an MoU signed between the Institution in India where he/she is currently studying and a French Institution of Higher education; be no older than 30 years; be currently enrolled in an under graduate/master programme in India or have just completed the same

Produce a statement of purpose, detailed curriculum vitae and attested pass certificates and ongoing semester’s mark/grade sheet by the head of the institution/university

Produce a no objection certificate from the Institute or University in India where he/she is working/ studying currently

Produce letter on official letter head of the Institution/University in India where he/she is currently working/studying and the French Institution stating that he/she is a part of the said exchange programme. In the process of getting invitation/acceptance letter from an higher educational institution in France at the time filling the online application

3rd-Bachelor or Master Programme: Programme de bourses de Licence et Master

Applicants applying for Bachelor’s level programmes; be no older than 22 years; have passed grade 12 with a minimum aggregate of 60%; be currently enrolled in an under graduate programme

Produce a statement of purpose, detailed curriculum vitae and attested pass certificates and marks/grade sheet (grades 11 and 12) by the head of the institution/university

The confirmed admission letter must be produced latest by 10th June, 2011 latest

Produce detailed curriculum vitae, attested pass certificates and mark/grade sheets

Produce at least a correspondence to show that he/she is in the process of getting admission from an higher educational institution in France at the time filling the online application. The confirmed admission letter must be produced latest by 10th June, 2011

Applicants applying for Master’s level programmes; be no older than 30 years; be currently enrolled in an under graduate or have just completed the same

Produce a statement of purpose, detailed curriculum vitae and attested pass certificates and marks/grade sheet (grade 12 onwards) by the head of the institution/university

Produce an acceptance/admission letter from the Institution/University in France. If this letter is not available at the time of applying, the candidate must provide email/hard-copy correspondence with the said Institution/University in France

The confirmed admission letter must be produced by 10th June, 2011 latest

4th-Research Programme: Programme de bourses de recherché

Applicant must be no older than 35 years; have registered for Ph.D in a recognized Indian university/ institute; have published at least one peer-reviewed research article; have an invitation letter/ convention d’accueil from a French Institution/Laboratory in predetermined format

Terms of award: Scholarship benefits could include one following grants at the discretion of the scholarship committee; monthly stipend of 615 euros (maximum); overseas medical insurance coverage; round trip pre-paid air ticket; tuition fees waiver

Application guidelines for the 1st/2nd/3rd scholarship programmes: The application form must be completed online. Fields marked with star sign * are mandatory

Schedule: Usually there is a period of one or two months gap between the last date of the application and the selection committee’s decision

An initial assessment of profiles received online will be conducted and pre selected candidates will be required to send hard copies of the following; print out of the online application submitted; photograph (3×3.5 cms); curriculum vitae (max 3 pages); admission/invitation/acceptance letter of French Institution of Higher Educational; statement of purpose detailing study project (Max one page); academic records (grade 11 and 12 for those applying for Bachelor’s level programmes and grade 12 onwards for those applying for short-term internship/training, Exchange programmes, Master’s/Research programmes) (to be attested by a gazetted officer or the head of the institution where applicant has studied/is studying); French language certificate, if any (from Alliance Francaise in India/recognised universities); NOC from the institution for the students going for internship/exchange program

The application for the Research programme please visit www.frenchsciencetoday.org

Questions regarding the scholarship programmes, may be sent to scholarship.france@gmail.com

Application deadline 1st March, 2011 to 30th April 2011

For details visit https://www.india-campusfrance.org/en/scholarship/eligibility-criteria.html#eligibilityrequirements