It is a well-known fact that France is the go-to place when it comes to treating yourself to a nice get-away, be it a romantic outing, a holiday or just sight-seeing. You just have to love to visit France, no matter what you are there for.
Luckily for education lovers, France is also blessed with a lot of fantastic and excellent institutions that can offer you that quality education you crave. The only downside to this is, as we all know, everything good does not come cheap. This fact is the same with higher learning institutions in France; they come at a very high cost.
Calm down, friends! The government of the country is also aware of this fact. This is why it has put some support systems in place to aid capable and willing students to achieve their aim of getting a quality education. The government is not alone in this though, as some institutions in the country are also offering some of this aids in the form of scholarships.
If you are looking to benefit from the pool of scholarship programs on offer in France and you believe you have what it takes to qualify for the scholarships because they are highly competitive, then, you should check out the ones outlined below:
1. Civil Society Leadership Awards
The Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) is offering individuals who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence clearly and are committed to leading positive change in their communities a fully-funded Master’s Degree study in any of the host institutions. The host institutions include the CSLA Host Universities in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States.
The Master Degree program on offer to benefit from the scholarship award include Communications, Journalism and Media, Culture, History and Society, Development Studies, Education Management and Leadership, Environment and Natural Resources Management, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Law, Politics and International Studies, Public Health Policy and Health Management, Public Policy and Administration and Social Work and Policy.
The award is available to Citizens of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The deadline date for the scholarship program is put on May 15 every year. Applicants must be a citizen of the eligible countries, have a Bachelors Degree before the deadline date, demonstrate professional experience and must demonstrate Language proficiency of the level required by the host institutions.
To apply, visit the official CSLA Scholarship Award website: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/civil-society-leadership-award-20160708
Please note that this is an annual scholarship program. The deadline for 2019 has been passed. Application for 2020 isn’t open yet but it will begin in March and close on May 15.
2. Université Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarship
The Université Paris-Saclay is looking to make access to its master’s programs easier to international students who are hoping to develop an academic project through research up to the doctoral level. The scholarship award is offered to master’s students enrolled at the institution on a merit-based basis.
The host institutions include Université Paris-Saclay, France and its member institutions, which include AgroParisTech, CentraleSupelec, ENS Paris-Saclay, INSTN-CEA, IOGS, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Paris-Sud University and Université Versailles St-Quentin.
The program is said to offer a scholarship fund of 10,000 Euros annually for a period not less than 10 consecutive months every year. A travel and VISA expenses funding of around 1,000 Euros is also offered depending on the applicant’s country of origin.
The deadline date is put at between March and May 13 every year. You should visit the official scholarship website to confirm the actual deadline date for the particular year you are enrolling for.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a newly arrived student, aged less than or exactly 30 at the time of selection, foreign nationality living in France for less than a year, taking language studies, or foreign nationals living in France and taking training courses or internship that do not lead to certification.
To apply for the Université Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarship, you should visit the official website: https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/programme-de-bourses-internationales-de-master to access the application form and get more detailed information on how to apply for the scholarship.
3. Foundation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarship for African and Asian Women
This scholarship program is available to women who want to pursue an MBA program at HEC Paris, France. It is offered to women from any African or Asian country that has been hit by famine, drought, or any other natural disasters.
The program is available in the host institution, HEC Paris, France. The École des Hauteshautes etudes commerciales de Paris is an international business school established in 1881 and located in Jouy-en-Josas, France. Being one of the most selective top schools in France, HEC Paris offers a Masters in Management, MBA, and EMBA programs. It also offers specialized MSc programs, a Ph.D. program, and some executive education offers.
The scholarship award is said to run for up to two years and the level of studies on offer is the Masters in Business Administration (MBA). T is said to target women who are residents or citizens of African and Asian countries that have been hit by drought, famine, tornado, hurricane or any other natural disaster.
To be eligible for the award, applicant must be on full-time admission at the HEC Paris, must demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in any of charity engagement, community work or sustainable development practices, and must be committed to solving some of the social and economic problems affecting their home countries while also working for the long-term security of the people living in their country.
The scholarship program is said to have a deadline date of 15 June for the September admission and November 26 for the January admission. Be aware though that you must have been admitted at the HEC Paris before you can apply for the scholarship. The program is said to offer around €20,000 in a scholarship fund to successful applicants.
To apply for the Foundation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarship for African and Asian women, visit the official website: http://www.mba.hec.edu/Fees-Funding/Scholarships/Foundation-Rainbow-Bridge for detailed information. be aware that you are expected to submit an essay on why you should be named the Foundation Rainbow Bridge Scholar and identify your posy-MBA goals.