PhilFrance Scholarship 2020 | Deadline: 16 March 2020

The PhilFrance Scholarship 2020 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 2020-2021 academic year.

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 16 March 2020, 12:00 NN.

Read Also: CHED Scholarship 2020 | Application Guidelines (How to Apply)

Eligibility Criteria for PhilFrance Scholarship 2020

  • Filipino citizens who are 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

Eligible programs for PhilFrance Scholarship 2020

  • Fields of study: all academic disciplines
  • Note: Vocational and technical disciplines such as culinary arts and fashion design are ineligible

The duration for the Master’s programs with a length of 18 or 24 months (including the mandatory internship period) is the following:

    • Program start date: September 2020
    • Program end date/s:  December 2021 or August 2022

Application Requirements

  • A one-page CV detailing your academic, professional, and leadership experience
  • An academic 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.
  • An official copy of complete and most recent academic transcripts (university-level grades)
  • 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.
  • Proof of financial resources (personal or household)
    • Examples: latest income tax return statement, recent bank statement or certificate

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.

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Scholarship Benefits

Selected candidates will be given the status of boursier du gouvernement français (French government scholar) which entitles them to the following benefits:

  1. A tuition fee subsidy for the entire duration of the Master’s program
    • For state-regulated public universities:
      • Exemption from university registration fees texonération des frais d’inscription à l’université)
        • For reference – University registration fees as of January 2020: €3 770 (around PhP 208,000) per academic year for Master’s degrees
    • For other French higher education institutions:
      • Partial tuition fee subsidy (frais de formation/frais de scolarité), amounting to a maximum of €5 000 per academic year (non-negotiable), covering the duration of the Master’s program
    • This subsidy is not convertible to cash and it will be settled directly with the French higher education institution
  2. A monthly stipend of €700 (around PhP 39,000), regardless of the city of residence
    • Includes a €700 installation allowance
    • NB: Please note that the stipend may be suspended during internship periods (which are usually part of most graduate degree programs).
  3. health care package composed of mandatory sécurité sociale (national social security coverage) and a mutuelle (supplementary insurance policy)
  4. Priority access to public student housing facilities (logement étudiant CROUS)
  5. One roundtrip flight from Manila to the French city of destination
  6. Exemption from French long-stay visa application fees
    • NB: VFS (external visa service provider) fees which cost around P2000 are not covered

Read Also: [PDF] CHED Application Form 2020 | CHED Scholarship Program

Application Link

Please submit your online application at this link: PhilFrance Scholarship 20120

PhilFrance Scholarship 2020 Deadline

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16 Comments

  1. Good Day! I would like to ask you how or where can i submit may documents? I live in Mindanao Cotabato City Philippines I have done AB.SOCIOLOGY and now I’m taking masteral degree major in peace and development .

  2. Hi. If the applicant is a graduate of a state college, is he still eligible for a PhilFrance Scholarship? Does your program supports graduate graduates of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology pursuing their master’s degree?
    Thank your for your response.

  3. what are the courses that qualified to be a scholar , my son is in aviation field
    I know that France is good at training pilot aeronautical ,can he get scholarship
    he is a graduate here in the Philippines earning 180 hours and would like to
    pursue courses in aeronautical, what are the covered expenses if can accomodate

  4. What the requirements have you need to qualify for this scholarship offers? What course did you offer. I’m graduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management.

  5. I am interested to apply in this scholarship, I graduated as Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Mathematics in Rizal Technological University (Pasig Campus). I was also a former Scholar of Real Life Foundation during my Bachelor’s degree. I want take my Master’s and Doctor’s degree in Education in field of Mathematics.

    This is an opportunity for me to finish my studies particularly in the higher degree.

    Name: Christian Ryan DeLOs Reyes
    Email: [email protected]
    Year Graduated: BSED-Mathematics 2019

  6. Good day! I am elecir Nemaria frequently ask some questions regarding the scholarship if any one can avail or a person who had only have certificate holder nor he had only finished and NC11,by this opportunity I am trying my best to be part of this opportunity I hope anyone can accept or appreciate my interest thank you and God bless best regards,,!

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