The French Embassy of South Africa bursary programme is currently proposing grants for 2017 to facilitate international academic and scientific mobility for researchers towards French institutions of higher education.

The programme offers the opportunity to doctoral students to integrate into establishments in France for specified periods of time in order to participate in a collaborative research project as part of their doctoral thesis programme.

Terms and conditions 

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent. The duration of the bursary is 3 - 6 months per year, with an option of renewing it for the next 2 years. The bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

There is no deadline for applications, and students are invited to apply throughout the year. It is however advised that students apply early in the year due to limited available funding.

For PhD’s application forms or more information concerning the bursaries, please contact CampusFrance South Africa at pretoria@campusfrance.org.