PhilFrance Scholarship and PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship are now Accepting Applications

PhilFrance Scholarship and PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship are now Accepting Applications

The French Embassy in Manila is now accepting applications for two government scholarship programs for Academic Year 2022-2023.

2 scholarships,

The deadline is on Monday, 4 April at 12 noon.

1st PhilFrance Scholarships

The 2022 application session of the PhilFrance Scholarships is ongoing from 24 January to 4 April 2022. 

This award is directed to the next generation of Filipino leaders with strong academic, leadership and professional abilities, and who wish to study in France for a Master’s degree

Applicants must be:

  1. Filipino citizens who are residing in the Philippines at the time of application
  2. 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
      • Applicants who are currently college or university seniors must have graduated before September 2022

Key points to remember regarding eligibility:

  1. Language of instruction: English, French, or both
    • Online tools for finding English-taught Master’s programs are available in the Other Resources section
  2. Level of study: Master’s degree (full-time)
    • Dual-degree and joint Master’s programs with foreign higher education institutions are ineligible, even if one of the higher education institutions in charge is French
  3. Fields of study: all academic disciplines
    • Vocational and technical disciplines such as culinary arts and fashion design are ineligible
  4. Duration: Master’s programs with a length of 18 or 24 months (including the mandatory internship period)
    • Program start date: September 2022
    • Program end date/s:  March 2024 (18 months) or September 2024 (24 months)
  5. Location: at a French higher education institution in France
    • Foreign higher education institutions based in France are not eligible for this scholarship
    • Master’s programs taught at international campuses of French higher education institutions are likewise ineligible
    • Any period spent outside France during the academic year (such as semester or year abroad) will not be covered by this scholarship

2nd PhilFrance-DOST Scholarships

The 2022 application session of the PhilFrance Scholarships is ongoing from 24 January to 4 April 2022. 

The program aims to foster the mobility to France of Filipino professionals working in academic, research, or government institutions; selected jointly on the basis of academic excellence to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate degree in French public higher education institutions under the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research of the French Republic.

An applicant must:

  1. be a Filipino citizen;
  2. not be more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  3. be in good health condition;
  4. hold a higher education diploma recognized by the Philippine government allowing enrolment in the host course in the French Republic
  5. demonstrate an excellent academic level;
  6. demonstrate the knowledge or expertise required to carry out higher studies within the host establishment in the French Republic;
  7. pass the admission requirements for graduate studies in any of the public universities in France;
  8. pass the interview and other screening procedures.

Fields of study:

The following have been jointly selected by the Embassy of France and the DOST as priority fields of study for these scholarships: 

  • Agriculture
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics (Medical)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry
  • Health and Medical Research
  • Material Sciences
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Natural Resources and Environment 
  • Nuclear Application on Health
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Virology

Key points to remember regarding eligibility:

  1. Language of instruction: English, French, or both
    • Online tools for finding English-taught graduate programs are available in the Other Resources section
      • Find your program taught in English (Master’s level)
      • Directory of doctoral schools (PhD level) 
  2. Level of study: Master’s and Doctorate degrees (full-time)
    • Dual-degree and joint programs with foreign higher education institutions are ineligible, even if one of the higher education institutions in charge is French
  3. Duration: 
    • Two -year Master’s programs (24 months, including the mandatory internship period)
    • Three-year PhD programs (36 months) 
  4. Location: at a French public higher education institution in France
    • Foreign higher education institutions based in France are not eligible for this scholarship
    • Master’s programs taught at international campuses of French higher education institutions are likewise ineligible
    • Any period spent outside France during the academic year (such as semester or year abroad) will not be covered by this scholarship

Source: PhilFrance Scholarships