France South Africa: Scholarship Programme 2024

Application Details

Closing Date: 16 October 2023Calling South African students to apply for France South Africa Scholarship Programme 2023 for Master’s and PhD Studies in France.Scholarship Provider: Embassy of France through Campus France Closing Date: 16 October 2023About the Scholarship Provider – Embassy of France: Campus France is an agency of the French Ministries of European and Foreign Affairs and of Higher Education and Research. It aims to encourage French Higher Education and facilitate academic exchange between global and French tertiary institutions. Campus France in South Africa promotes higher education in France and assists students and researchers pursuing postgraduate studies in France.

About the France South Africa Scholarship Programme: The Embassy of France invites students from South Africa, Lesotho, and Malawi to apply for scholarships for the 2024 academic year. These scholarships cover studies in France leading to a Master’s or PhD degree in ANY field of study, starting in September 2024. There are two types of scholarships available: full scholarships and cost-sharing scholarships.

Expenses Covered by the Scholarships:

  1. Full Scholarship:
    • Return flight to France
    • Monthly allowance (approximately 850 euros for master’s students and 1400 euros for PhD students)
    • Individualized accommodation aid (approximately 150 euros per month) from the French Government
    • Social security
    • Priority for accessing student housing
    • Visa fee exemption
    • Assistance by Campus France Paris
  2. Cost-Sharing Scholarship:
    • Monthly allowance provided fully or partially by a partner
    • All other benefits of a full scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: To qualify for this scholarship, you must:


  • Be a citizen of South Africa, Lesotho, or Malawi
  • Have been born on or after 1 January 1994
  • Be enrolled to study towards a Master’s degree or PhD
  • Be enrolled to study at a French Higher Education institution
  • Intend to start your studies in September 2024

How to Apply:

  • Applicants must apply online using the France South Africa Scholarship Application 2024.Candidates should register an account, complete the online application form, and upload the required documents.Ensure all information is correct before submitting.Submit your application before the closing date, 16 October 2023, at 23:59.
  • Required Supporting Documents: ALL applicants must submit:
  • Completed online application formPassportUpdated resume/curriculum vitae, including entire academic recordCovering letter, including motivations and interests in the selected academic projectDegree certificates (Bachelor or Master degrees)University transcripts for the last 2 years of study
  • In addition:
  • Master’s students must provide additional documents related to their study programs and proof of acceptance from the study program.PhD students must provide a supervisor commitment letter, detailed research project description, and co-supervision information (if applicable).

Closing Date: 16 October 2023 (at 23:59). Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Important Documents to Read: Before applying, it is essential to review the:

For assistance in finding the most appropriate program, contact Campus France South Africa.

Don’t miss this opportunity to pursue your Master’s or PhD studies in France with the support of the France South Africa Scholarship Programme. Apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

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