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Scholarship to Study for a Masters Degree in France

If you’re someone who’s done a little study in French language and looking to head off for a postgraduate degree, take a look at France’s Masters Scholarship offerings for Indian students.
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   19-12-2013
   
View across Paris, France  
Master’s Program – Charpak Scholarship

For one year of study in France with renewal based on academic/portfolio performance of the student.

Scholarship includes:

  • Free student visa, including CEF fee waiver

  • Monthly stipend of 615 Euros for up to 10 months (1 academic year)

  • Medical insurance

  • Full tuition waiver at public universities; partial tuition waivers at other universities at their discretion

 
Eligibility

  • Applicant must be an Indian national, residing in India; maximum age to apply is 30 years
  • Exception for Charpak Scholarship students currently completing their first year of Masters in France – they may apply with a new statement of purpose and academic records for funding to complete the second year
  • Must be a student currently enrolled in an Indian institution of higher learning or a young professional employed in a company for a maximum of two years

 
Applying

ESCP Europe's Paris Campus; Photo courtesy http://www.escpeurope.eu
  • Complete the application form – this includes a statement of purpose, detailed CV (no more than two pages long), academic records, and an acceptance letter from a higher educational institution in France at the time of application

  • Make sure you send in the requisite accompanying documents – which include a copy of the first page of your passport, pass certificates and attested mark sheets from Secondary School, Higher Secondary School, undergraduate degrees

  • French language certification from Alliance Francaise in India or recognized university

For full details on the Charpak Scholarship, see the Campus France Masters Program website.

View from a current Charpak Scholarship student

Charpak Scholarship winner Samta Kothari in France; Photo courtesy Samta Kothari

Samta Kothari is currently studying in ESCP Europe, a reputed business school in Paris. She received the Charpak Master scholarship for 10 months in 2012-13, and her scholarship was renewed for another 10 months on the basis of her academic performance as well as her overall file.

"My studies and stay in Paris were an extremely enriching experience, and they have been facilitated by the scholarship. Living in Paris is extremely expensive, and if it weren't for the scholarship, it would have been quite difficult for me and my parents. The scholarship allowed me to focus on my studies and not worry about making ends meet in Paris. I also had the opportunity of going to one of the vacations arranged for scholarship holders. It was one of the best trips I've ever had, well organized, a lot of fun, and extremely reasonable.” – Samta Kothari

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