The PhilFrance Scholarship 2018 was posted in the scholarship website of the Embassy of France to the Philippines. They are pleased to offer the following scholarship programs for the 2018-19 academic year:
- PhilFrance Scholarships
- CHED-PhilFrance Scholarship
This academic award is directed to the next generation of Filipino leaders who have shown strong academic, leadership and professional abilities, and who wish to study in France for a graduate degree. The deadline is on Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:00 PM.
Eligibility Criteria for PhilFrance Scholarship 2018
- Filipino citizens, residing in the Philippines at the time of application
- Graduates or graduating students of a Philippine higher education institution
- For applicants to Master’s degree programs: final-year students or graduates of a Bachelor-level degree
- For applicants to PhD programs: final-year students or graduates of a Master-level degree
Note: Candidates who are employed (teaching and non-teaching) in a Philippine HEI must apply for the CHED-PhilFrance Scholarship.
Eligible programs for PhilFrance Scholarship 2018
A degree-awarding graduate program (Master’s or PhD) from a French higher education institution (public or private), for academic disciplines only
- Vocational and technical disciplines such as culinary arts are ineligible
- Online tools for finding English-taught graduate programs are available in the Other Resources section
- Foreign higher education institutions based in France are not eligible for financial support
- A one-page CV detailing your academic, professional, and leadership experience
- An essay no longer than 500 words, explaining your reasons for wanting to study in France and how your experience and degree will benefit the Philippines and Filipino society
- NB: Essays exceeding the word limit will be discarded along with the application. Be advised that we ask for an academic essay, not a cover or motivation letter.
- Certified true copies of academic transcripts (university-level)
- Letter/s of acceptance, or proof of a completed application, to degree-awarding graduate programs, issued by the French higher education institution (HEI) where you applied to
* Optional: Letter/s of acceptance, or acknowledgment/s of application, to other scholarship programs as long as these are not funded by the French government
* Optional: French proficiency test results (such as DELF) or a letter from a French language instructor detailing your writing and speaking proficiency levels
Note: All documents must be in PDF format except for the essay, which must be submitted as a Word document. Additional documents (such as letters of recommendation) submitted without the Embassy requesting them, will not be accepted. Any attempt to unduly influence the decision-making process will result in the dismissal of the candidate’s application.
Selected candidates will be given the status of boursier du gouvernement français (French government scholar) which entitles them to the following benefits:
- A tuition fee subsidy not exceeding €10,000 for the entire duration of the program
- This subsidy will be paid directly to the Ffench higher education institution
- A €615 monthly stipend and a yearly €700 installation allowance
- A health care package composed of mandatory sécurité sociale étudiante (national health care package) and a mutuelle (supplementary policy)
Note: Please note that depending on the program’s structure and the potential benefit of a paid stage étudiant (internship) – which a majority of French Master’s degrees now offer – the stipend may be partly or fully suspended during the work period.