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The Franco-Thai program for Master’s and PhD Students in France, 2014

The applications are invited for the Franco-Thai program for Thai students who intend to study Master’s and PhD degree at French universities or Higher Education Institutions in France. Candidate should be less than 35 years old on September 1st, 2014. The scholarship provides a monthly allowance, social protection coverage and a possible round trip by plane to France. It also covers the tuition fees. To apply for these endowments applicants must submit online application by 19th February 2014.

Study Subject(s): All fields of studies are encouraged.
Course Level: award is available for pursuing master’s and PhD degree at French universities or Higher Education Institutions.
Scholarship Provider: French Government
Award can be taken at: France

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Eligibility:
-Candidate should be less than 35 years old on September 1st, 2014;
-support will definitely be granted after the selected candidates provide an enrolment attestation from the chosen university;
-In case the studies are interrupted, the support will automatically be suspended;
The visa granted for the student does not lead automatically to visas for members of his/her family;
-The scholar benefits from priority access to student housing via Campus France. However, this is not systematic as the demand for this type of accommodation is considerable;
-The social protection is only provided for the duration of the program and includes risk of infection and diseases, risk of accidents and liability insurance, with the exception of diseases contracted before arrival in France;
-Plane tickets will be granted by the program program, but will not be available for family members.

Open for International Students: Thai students can apply for this application .

Description:  The Franco – Thai program is directed to Thai students who are willing to study in French universities or Higher Education Institutions, at Master’s degree or PhD levelThis program is based on a selective call for candidates in order to emphasize high level exchanges between France and Thailand. The Franco – Thai program aims at developing and reinforcing relationships between Thai and French Higher Education Institutions. Two kinds of scholarships can be granted by the Franco-Thai program:
-Social Protection Scholarship or “Bourse de Couverture Sociale” gives access to a specific status which enables candidates to benefit from social protection in France and other specific advantages (priority given on accommodation, exemption of tuition fees for some public higher education institutions’ program,…). The “Bourse de Couverture Sociale” can only be granted if a cost-sharing agreement insures a monthly allowance to the scholar.
-Full scholarship: In addition to the “Bourse de Couverture Sociale”, full award includes a monthly allowance to cope with living expenses in France and possibly a plane ticket for a round trip to France.

Duration of award(s): For Master’s degrees, the support will usually be granted for 10 months (2nd year of Master’s degree). For PhDs, the support will be granted for a maximum of 3 years. However, at the end of each academic year, the recipient will have to justify the progress of his/her project and/or thesis in order to be able to renew his/her grant every year.

What does it cover? The scholarship provides a monthly allowance to pursue studies in France. It also includes social protection coverage for the whole stay in France, exemption of tuition fees, priority for student housing and a possible round trip to France. The monthly allowance granted is of 767 Euros per month.

Selection Criteria: Every criterion (excellence of the candidate, quality of the study plan, motivation of the candidate, level of proficiency in foreign languages) is decisive.

Notification: The final list of recipients will be published in Mid-April 2014.

How to Apply: The complete application file must be submitted online only.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 19 of February 2014.

Further Scholarship Information and Application