French Embassy PhD and Masters Scholarship for Ghanaians

French Embassy PhD and Masters Scholarship for Ghanaians

French Embassy PhD and Masters Scholarship for Ghanaians

Within the framework of academic cooperation and student mobility between France and Ghana, the French Embassy in Ghana is offering scholarships to bright Ghanaian students at Master’s and PhD levels.

Eligibility Criteria

– Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.

– Age limit: 35 years for Master’s Degree applicants and 40 years for PhD applicants.

Academic level

  • Bachelor’s Degree for a Master’s,
  • MPhil Degree for a PhD.

    Fields of Study:

  • French as a foreign language
  • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Agriculture and Food Processing
  • Environment and Earth Sciences
  • Tourism and Archaeology
  • 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.

  • For 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.
  • For PhDs, candidates can do their research and write their thesis in English. For Master’s Degree Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:

    Duration and Benefits:

    • 24 months of Scholarship over a 2-year period including:

  • 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)

    1 : allowance adapted to the duration of the programme followed.

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

    Duration and Benefits:

    • 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)

    Further Requirements - French Embassy PhD and Masters Scholarship for Ghanaians

  • Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.
  • Age limit:
  • Master’s Degree applicants = 35 years
  • PhD applicants = 40 years for joint application, 45 years for Scholarships Secretariat application only.

    Academic level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree for a Master’s,
  • 2 years Master’s degree or MPhil Degree for a PhD.

    Fields of Study: French as a foreign language, STEM, Sustainable Development, Tourism/Archaeology, Agriculture and Food Industry.

  • 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.
  • Preferably 2 years post qualification experience for PhD applicants
  • Completed National Service.

    Mode of application

    Applicants are required to submit both hard and soft copies of their application file.

    Soft Copy: Applications must be sent to FranceGhanaScholarships@gmail.com. The subject of the message should include the first name and SURNAME of the applicant.

    Hard Copy: Applications must be submitted or sent to both the Embassy of France in Accra and the Scholarship Secretariat.

  • Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 Accra.
  • Scholarships Secretariat –Hilla Limann Highway, near Accra High School, P.O Box. M 75 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.

    The application file should contain the following

  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Application form below to be downloaded and filled.

    Selection process

    The selection process will be done jointly by the French Embassy and the Scholarship Secretariat.

    The selection process is as follows:

  • Review of eligible applications (February-March)
  • Screening of selected candidates (End of March)
  • Interview with selected candidates (April)
  • Publication of the list of successful candidates (early May)

    Apply by 16th March.

    For more information and application details, see; French Embassy PhD and Masters Scholarship for Ghanaians

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