French scholarships for Indian students
The French government is planning to announce more than 300 excellence scholarships worth over one million euros for the academic year 2014-15. Students from all fields and subjects at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
“The French government is keen to welcome Indian students in a wide range of fields like engineering, management, and design,” said a spokesperson from the embassy. The benefits of these scholarships include a monthly stipend to cover daily expenses, free student visa, medical insurance coverage and assistance in finding affordable accommodation in France.
Other offers are the Charpak scholarship programme which offers three types of funding (research internship programme, exchange programme, amaster’s programme), Eiffel scholarship programme which provides benefits like living expenses (1,200 euros/ month), travel expenses, health insurance and accommodation.
Today France is a much sought after academic destination as far as Indian students are concerned.
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The Raman-Charpak Fellowship 2014-15
The French Embassy in India and the Department of Science and Technology is happy to announce the launch, this 24th of March, of the 2014/2015 Raman-Charpak fellowship. This scheme offers PhD students the chance to complete 3 to 6 months of their thesis in a French or Indian laboratory.
Last year, 9 Indian students were selected to go to France, and 5 French students to do part of their research in India.
The major areas of research include: Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Life Science and Medicine, Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering Science, Mathematical and Computational Sciences and Physical Sciences.
This year submission deadline is fixed to 7th May 2014.
To apply, please click here