French Embassy in Ghana and Scholarships Secretariat Announce Joint Scholarships for Ghanaian Students Pursuing Masters and PhD Studies in France
The French Embassy in Ghana and the Scholarships Secretariat are collaborating to offer fully-funded scholarships to Ghanaians seeking to pursue postgraduate studies in France for the 2023/24 academic year. These scholarships are aimed at supporting Ghanaian students with exceptional academic achievements and helping them further their education.
About the Embassy of France/Ghana Joint Scholarships
The Embassy of France/Ghana Joint Scholarships is a program that provides financial assistance to Ghanaian students who wish to pursue Masters or PhD studies in France. The scholarship covers all expenses related to tuition, accommodation, and living expenses.
To be considered for the Embassy of France/Ghana Joint Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a Ghanaian citizen
- For Master's degree applicants, the age limit is 35 years; for joint PhD applicants, it is 40 years, and for ScholSec PhD applicants, it is 45 years.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree for a Master's degree program or a 2-year Master's degree or MPhil degree for a PhD program.
- Must be interested in studying in one of the following fields: 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 degree holders will be given priority consideration.
- French proficiency is not required for the application process, except for French as a Foreign Language program.
- Preferably, PhD applicants must have at least 2 years of post-qualification experience.
- Must have completed National Service.
To apply for the Embassy of France/Ghana Joint Scholarships, applicants must follow these procedures:
- Submit both hard and soft copies of their application file on or before the application deadline.
- Send the soft copy of their application to [email protected] The email subject line should include the applicant's first name and surname.
- Send the hard copy of their application to the Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana and the Scholarships Secretariat.
Required Application Documents
Applicants must include the following documents in their application:
- Copy of birth certificate
- Completed application form
- Cover letter (maximum of 1 page) detailing the student's motivation and explaining how the desired course will support their career development
- Reference letter from the applicant's University
- Academic file, which should include 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
- For PhD applicants, attach the research topic and an acceptance letter from their PhD supervisor in France
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
- Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarshipfor studies in progress, pay slips, or bank statements of students or parents)
Deadline and Further Information
The deadline for submission of applications is March 19, 2023, at 17:00 GMT. For more information and to apply, visit the official website.