French Embassy Postgraduate Scholarships 2021/2022 for Ghanaian Students

Applications are open for Ghanaian postgraduate (MSc & PhD) students for the French Embassy Postgraduate Scholarships 2022/2023.

Within the framework of academic cooperation and student mobility between France and Ghana for the 2022-2023 academic year, the French Embassy in Ghana is offering part funding Scholarships to bright Ghanaian students at Master’s and PhD levels.

French Embassy Postgraduate Scholarships Eligibility

  • The eligibility criteria for 2022 are as follows:
  • Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.
  • Age limit: 35 years for Master’s Degree applicants and 40 years for PhD applicants.

– Applicants with First Class or Second Class Upper on their Degree will be given priority consideration.
– Mastery of French: French Proficiency is not a requirement for application.
– For Master’s Degree students who speak little or no French at all, can apply to a wide-range of Programmes taught in English by various French Universities.
– For PhDs, candidates can do their research and write their thesis in English. PHD portal in France

Nonetheless, mastering of French Language would be an asset. Note that certain universities require a minimum level of B2 to pursue programmes taught in French.

Field of Study:

  • – French as a foreign language
  • – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • – Science and Technology
  • – Agriculture and Food Processing
  • – Environment and Earth Sciences
  • – Tourism and Archaeology

Value of Scholarship

For Master’s Degree Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:
Duration and Benefits:
• 24 months of Scholarship over a 2-year period including:
– One (1) return ticket to France
– Free Visa
– Free basic registration fees to an institution of higher education in France up to a maximum of €5,000 per year
– Social Security Coverage
– Partial monthly stipend (remaining amount to be taken in charge by the student = Approximately €350/month)
1 : allowance adapted to the duration of the programme followed.

For PhD Scholarship Applicants, ‘Co-shared’ Scholarships:
Duration and Benefits:
• Three (3) stays in France of six (6) months each, over a three-year period including:
– Three (3) return tickets to France (One (1) for each stay)
– Free Visa
– Free basic registration fees to an institution of higher education in France up to a maximum of €5,000 per year
– Social Security Coverage
– Partial monthly stipend (remaining amount to be taken in charge by the student = Approximately €350/month)

Note: None of these benefits represents a full scholarship nor completely covers the total expenditure involved.

For the purposes of obtaining a student visa, selected candidates will have to provide proof of additional sources of revenue of a minimum of 615 euros per month, part of which may be covered by the scholarship.

Duration of Scholarship:

  • Masters:  24 months
  • PhD: 3 stays in France of 6 months each, over a period of three-year

How to Apply for French Embassy Postgraduate Scholarships

Applicants are required to submit both hard and soft copies of their application file before 17:00 GMT on 27th March 2022.


 Soft Copy: Applications must be sent to [email protected]. The subject of the message should include the first name and SURNAME of the applicant.
– Hard Copy: Applications must be submitted or sent to both the Embassy of France in Accra and the Scholarship Secretariat.
o Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 Accra.
o Scholarships Secretariat –Hilla Limann Highway, near Accra High School, P.O Box. M 75 Accra.
An acknowledgement of receipt of a complete application (hard and soft copy) will be sent to applicants via email.
In the case where only one format of the application has been received, the application will be considered incomplete and shall not be considered for selection.

The application file should contain the following
– Copy of birth certificate.
 Application form below to be downloaded and filled

– Cover letter of the student (maximum of 1 page) detailing the student’s motivation and highlighting how the desired course will support the student’s career development.
– Reference Letter from your Ghanaian University
– Academic file: Copies of full academic transcripts and degrees
– Proof of Registration or pre-registration with a French university for a master’s degree or a PhD.
– For applicants to PhD, kindly attach your research topic as well as an acceptance letter from your PhD supervisor in France
– Detailed Curriculum Vitae
– Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarship for studies in progress, pay slips, or bank statements of students or parents).

For more information, visit the French Embassy Masters Degree & PhD Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 27th March 2022 before 17:00 GMT


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