French Embassy Msc and PhD Scholarships for Ghanaian Students, 2017-2018

French Embassy Msc and PhD Scholarships for Ghanaian Students, 2017-2018


Within the framework of academic cooperation between France and Ghana, the French Embassy in Accra offers scholarships to Ghanaian students at Master and PhD levels for the academic year 2017-2018.

French Embassy in Accra is a public institution (EPIC) in charge of promoting higher education and managing the reception and international mobility of students, researchers, experts and guests.

The higher education and research institutions contribute to the policy guidelines of the agency through the “Campus France Forum”.  France Embassy  supports higher education and research institutions in their international development through events of higher training promotion in France and overseas.


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Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue Master and PhD programme.

Study Subject: The scholarship is awarded in the subjects of Agriculture & food industry, Biology, Chemistry, Environment & earth sciences, Languages & literature, Mathematics, Physics, Health sciences, Engineering, Economics & political science, Humanities & social studies.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover followings:

For Master’s applicants:

  • 24 months of scholarship including:
  • 2 return tickets to France
  • Free Visa
  • Free university basic registration fees
  • Health insurance
  • Living allowance of 440 Euros/month*

 (*Selected candidates will have to provide additional revenues of a minimum of 330 Euros/month – about 1422 GHC/month from a private source of funding, or personal revenues )

For PhD applicants:

  • 3 stays in France of 6 months each, over a period of three-year including :
  • 3 return tickets to France (1 for each stay)
  • Free Visa
  • Free university basic registration fees
  • Health insurance
  • Living allowance of 440 Euros/month*

(*Selected candidates will have to provide additional revenues of a minimum of 330 Euros/month – about 1422 GHC/month from a private source of funding, or personal revenues)

Numbers of Scholarships: The number of scholarship is not given.

Scholarship can be taken in the Ghana

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • 35 years for applicants of a Master degree and 40 years for those of PhD.
  • Academic level
    Bachelor Degree for a Master 1 Mphil Degree for a PhD
  • Fields of studies
  • Agriculture & food industry
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Environment & earth sciences
    Languages & literature
    Mathematics
    Physics
    Health sciences
    Engineering
    Economics & political science
    Humanities & social studies
  • Mastery of French:
  • French proficiency is not a compulsory condition for application.
  • For Master’s Degrees, non-francophone students can apply to a wide-range of Programmes taught in English by various French Universities.
    • For PhDs, students can do their research and write their thesis in English.
  • Nonetheless, mastering of French language is an asset.

Nationality: Applicants of Ghana can apply for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have  Bachelor Degree for a Master 1 Mphil Degree for a PhD.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply by online mode.

  • Application form to be downloaded and completed
  • Copies of full academic transcripts and certificates
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of birth certificate
  • Proof of registration or pre-registration with a French university
  • Description of the Research subject – 1 page (for PhDs candidates)
  • Cover letter
  • Reference letter from your Ghanaian University

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is March, 17, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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