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Scholarship For Foreign Students in France

French public institutes and the Erasmus+ programme offer a large number of scholarships for foreign students to help them finance their studies in France and Europe.

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IsDB – FRANCE: CO-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and France are jointly launching a scholarship program for students applying to Study in France for the 2020 academic year. A strategic partnership aimed at supporting student from IsDB member countries throughout the duration of their training, thanks to the support of Campus France.

Applications open on 20th June 2020!

Eligibility criteria:

  • To be a Malaysian citizen
  • To have already applied to study in France for 2020
  • To be about to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level in one of the fields covered by the programme (Cf. brochure)

Schedule:

  • 20th – 30th June 2020 : Applications through the IsDB website https://www.isdb.org/
  • Beginning of August : Notification of the list of awardees
  • September: Travel to France

Benefits of the program:

  • French Government Scholar Status: free visa, free registration in a French University, priority access to University housing within the CROUS network, health plan coverage
  • A monthly 700 Euros scholarship allowance
  • One airplane ticket

To know more, please download the brochure here

MFUC Master Scholarship

Funded by the Embassy of France in Malaysia, the Master scholarship program is implemented by the Malaysia-France University Centre (MFUC) to support and enhance the mobility of Malaysian Master students who intend to pursue one or two semesters in a French institution of higher education (university, engineer school, etc).

The program is based on an annual call for projects, an evaluation process and a selection of projects guided by an interest and ambition of excellence.

Who can apply?
The call for projects is open to all Malaysian citizens who are registered in an institution of higher education in France to follow at least one semester of Master studies (M1 or M2). Students who are already studying in France and are willing to pursue at Master level, are also eligible.

No age limitation applies to the programme.

Which areas of study?
The call is open to all areas of study.

What support is provided by the scholarship?
The support takes the form of an allowance (lump sum corresponding to 900 euros per month) aimed at partially or fully covering the expenditures linked to the mobility (e.g. return flight tickets, housing, catering). As French government scholarship holders, the selected candidates will also benefit from a social security coverage and subject to availabilities, will have access to university housing.

What are the evaluation criteria?
Eligible projects will be evaluated by MFUC and the French Embassy based on the following criteria:
– Excellence of competencies
– Relevance of the selected studies
– Targeted institution
– Future perspectives

What are the conditions of application?
– University term must necessarily start either in September 2020 or in January 2021.
– Mid-term and final reports must be submitted to MFUC.
– Selected candidates must agree to be recorded in the MFUC alumni database.

Application schedule
Launch of the call: May 12, 2020
Deadline for submission: June 14, 2020
Communication of results: July 2020
Start of studies: September 2020 or January 2021

What beyond?
Candidates selected for this first call will be eligible for applying to the second call of application that may be publish in 2021 in order to pursue further their Master studies in France.

 

FAQ – MFUC Master Scholarship

 1. In order to apply to the MFUC scholarship, should the applicant already be registered in a French University?

Not necessarily. The call for projects is open to all Malaysian citizens who have applied to a Higher Education Institution in France to follow at least one semester of Master studies (M1 or M2).

2. Is the MFUC scholarship for MSc coursework or research?

The MFUC scholarship is mainly for Master’s degree programmes (M1 or M2), but research can also be considered.

3. How long is the duration of the MFUC scholarship?

The MFUC scholarship can last for a minimum of one semester (6 months) and a maximum of two semesters (a full academic year: namely 9 months).

4. Is the MFUC scholarship covering the University tuition fees?

The MFUC scholarship gives the student the status of « French Government Scholarship Holder » (BGF: « Boursier du Gouvernement Français ») which exempts the student from tuition fees in French public Universities.

For other Higher Education Institutions, the allowance can be used to pay a part or the totality of the tuition fees.

5. Is the MFUC scholarship covering two years of Master’s degree (M1 and M2)?

The MFUC scholarship covers the costs for a maximum of two semesters (a full academic year: namely 9 months). However, candidates selected for this first call will be eligible for applying to the second call of application that may be published in 2021 in order to pursue further their Master studies in France.

6. Would a support letter from a supervisor/professor from previous university help my application? 

Yes. You may add a support letter from a supervisor / professor from a previous Higher Education Institution, to your application.

 

Contact Person
Ms. Alice Le Monnyer
Deputy Director (France)
Malaysia – France University Centre
144-02, 2nd Floor, Patent House
Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Email: info@mfuc.org