Study Subject: Human and social sciences
Employer: French Government
The SAFe Think programme seeks to fund exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a French University. It was launched in 2010 with the view of strengthening the connections between South African research institutes and their French counterparts. By assisting academic partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims at facilitating the integration of South African research and policy-oriented institutions into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.
The 2010 edition of the programme has allowed students from South African universities to study in France and obtain an internationally-recognized Master’s degree. In view of the interest expressed in the programme by partner institutions, the French government is pleased to open applications for SAFe Think 2011/12.
The French government is offering bursaries allowing successful applicants to prepare a Master’s degree in a French institution. The bursaries cover tuition fees, living costs, a roundtrip air flight ticket, visa fees and full medical and social insurance.
Bursaries are allocated for the duration of a French academic year, i.e. from September 2011 to May 2012, either for the first (M1) or for the second (M2) year of a Master’s programme. In the event of a student being awarded a grant for the first year, he/she may be considered for a bursary extension covering the second year, based on the results obtained and on a full report on his/her first year in France.
Applicants must have obtained their most recent degree after 2008 in a discipline pertinent to the Master programme which they are applying for. A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply to the first year of a Master’s programme, while an Honours degree is required to apply to the second year. The Master programme targeted by applicants may be taught in French or English.
Given the bilateral nature of the partnership, preference will be given to South African applicants. However, all candidates meeting the requirements are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March 2011
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