Scholarship programmes - Franco-Indian Education Trust

The Franco-Indian Education Trust, a non-profit charitable and educational trust, is a joint initiative of the Embassy of France in India and Mr Prshant K Lahoti, Managing Trustee of the Krishnakriti Foundation. It was established in August 2017 and unveiled in March 2018 during the State visit of President Emmanuel Macron to India.

Amba Dalmia scholarship programme
Amba Dalmia scholarship programme
UGAM Legrand scholarship programme
UGAM Legrand scholarship programme
Bahman Samandari scholarship programme
Bahman Samandari scholarship programme

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The Trust aims to increase the mobility of students between India and France, provide equal opportunities to women and lower income groups and empower individuals through education. It offers scholarships to Indian students to pursue higher studies in France.

The Trust is currently inviting applications for the following scholarship programmes:

1. Amba Dalmia scholarship programme:

The scholarship is named after Amba Dalmia, the late daughter of Dr Gun Nidhi Dalmia of the Dalmia-Jain group. The Amba Dalmia scholarship programme was established in 2018.

The education of young Indian girls being a matter close to his heart, Dr Dalmia made substantial financial contributions to this endeavour.

The scholarship is designed to empower and encourage Indian women applicants to pursue studies in the fields of music, sports, theatre, cinema, gastronomy and arts in France.

The scholarship covers a monthly allowance for living expenses, visa and Campus France fee waiver. The scholarship does not cover any other expenses, such as flight tickets, accommodation, insurance or other travel-related costs.

For further information, visit Campus France website.
Deadline: Friday, 31st May 2019.

2. Bahman Samandari scholarship programme:

The scholarship has been instituted by Mrs Christine and Mr Kazem Samandari, co-founders of L’Opéra, a high-end pâtisserie, boulangerie and salon de thé specialising in French products in India.

This scholarship has been initiated to celebrate the memory of Bahman Samandari, who dedicated his life to promoting higher academic learning and spreading peace and understanding among people.

It is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue higher studies in the Culinary Arts in France.

The selected students benefit from a monthly allowance to cover living costs in France, and visa and Campus France fee waivers. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a resident and citizen of India and be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of application.

For further information, visit Campus France website.
Deadline: Wednesday, 5th June 2019.

3. UGAM Legrand scholarship programme

Offered by the French electrical group Legrand, the programme supports the education of Indian students from low-income families and children of martyred armed forces personnel. It was launched in May 2018 with the support of the Embassy of France in India.

The scholarship is offered at the Master’s level in Management, Science and Engineering.

It covers tuition fees up to 10000 euros, and offers visa and Campus France fee waivers.

For further information, visit Campus France website.
Deadline: Friday, 3rd May 2019.

Amba Dalmia Scholarship

4 candidates benefitted from the scholarship programme in 2018. They are currently pursuing higher studies in acting, hospitality and gastronomy and are enrolled in the following French institutions: École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie, Institut Paul Bocuse, École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle.

UGAM Legrand Scholarship

Legrand contributed to financing the studies of 14 Indian students who enrolled in Master’s programmes at various public and private universities, such as Paris School of Economics, Sciences Po, Rennes School of Business, Université Jean Monnet, etc. They came from diverse backgrounds: Economics, Engineering, Information Technology, Journalism, etc.

Last modified on 02/05/2019

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