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France Master’s Degree & Ph.D. Scholarship Programmes 2021-2022 For Ghanaian Students

Within the framework of academic cooperation and student mobility between France and Ghana, the Embassy of France in Ghana, in collaboration with the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat, is pleased to announce the second edition of the joint scholarship programme for the 2021/2022 academic year. The applications are now open for Ghanaians at Master’s and PhD levels on a merit and needs basis.

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Details of Proposed Scholarships

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 €300/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 €500/month)

Compulsory Documents:

  •  Copy of birth certificate.
  •  Application form to be downloaded and filled (Link)
  •  Cover letter of the student (maximum of 1 page) addressed to the Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, detailing the student’s motivation and highlighting how the desired course will support the student’s career development.
  •  Reference Letter from your Ghanaian University
  •  Academic file: Copies of full academic transcripts and degrees
  •  Proof of Registration or pre-registration with a French university for a master’s degree or a PhD.
  •  Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  •  Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarship for studies in progress, pay slips, or bank statements of students or parents)
  •  For PhD applicants, attach research topic + acceptance letter of PhD supervisor in France.

NOTE: The Embassy will finance a maximum of one (1) stay of six (6) months each year for three (3) consecutive years at the host laboratory/institution.

Applicants submitted as part of a Franco-Ghanaian inter-university partnership will constitute an added advantage.

The eligibility criteria for 2021-2022 are as follows:

  •  Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.
  •  Age limit: Master’s Degree = 35 years; PhD = 40 years for joint application, 45 years for ScholSec application alone.

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, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Tourism, Archaeology and Heritage studies, Agriculture and Food Industry.
  •  First Class or Second Class Upper applicants on their Degree will be given priority consideration.
  •  Mastery of French: French Proficiency is not a requirement for application (except for French as a Foreign Language).
  •  Preferably 2 years post qualification experience for PhD applicants
  •  Completed National Service.

How to Apply

Submission of Application Forms
Applicants are required to submit hard and soft copies of their application forms before 17:00 GMT on 28th March 2021.

Soft Copy: Applications must be sent to [email protected] The subject of the message should include the first name and SURNAME of the applicant.

Hard Copy: Applications must be submitted or sent to the Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 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.

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