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Organization : Embassy of France in South Africa
Announcement: Masters Scholarships 2017 – 2018
Applicable For : Citizenship of South Africa Or Lesotho.
Closing Date : 24 March 2017.

Website : http://www.cut.ac.za/fellow-scholar-opportunities/
Application Form : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/5573-Application-form.pdf
Guideline : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/5573-Information.pdf

Masters Scholarships :

Eligibility :
** Citizenship of South Africa or Lesotho. International students may apply if they have a previous degree from a South African university.

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** Bachelor’s or Honour’s degree (depending on academic year the student is enrolling for), completed or to be completed by the time the student would depart for France. (Minimum requirement is at least a B-degree, i.e. B.Tech, B.A, B.Com, BSc, etc.)

** At least three selected French institutions of the candidate’s choice. Students should apply for admission to these universities concurrently to the bursary application (if you have not been accepted at an institution yet). You may contact Campus France to assist you with this process, but it remains the student’s responsibility to contact and apply on time to universities (see Terms and Conditions below).

** Applications from all academic disciplines will be considered. Applications in the following disciplines are particularly encouraged: Energy, transport, environment and biodiversity, social and political sciences, space and earth science, materials & nuclear physics, as well as food security.

** However, different application requirements and procedures may apply for French Language Practice (i.e. translation, interpreting or French language teaching):It is advisable that you contact the relevant person before submitting your application: Mr. Damien Guyard, Attaché for French Language Cooperation (damien.guyard@diplomatie.gouv.fr).

** No knowledge of French language required, depending on the availability of English programs in the student’s field and the study program applied for.

Applications deadline : 24 March 2017.
** Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by mid-April 2017. Interviews will be held in April 2017 in Pretoria
** students unable to attend in person will be interviewed either telephonically or via video-conference.

Application procedure :
** Applications are to be submitted via e-mail only, to pretoria.bourses AT campusfrance.org, before or on 24 March 2017 at 17:00.
** No late applications will be accepted.

Application format :
** Students are expected to submit the following in PDF only (Jpeg, Word, or any other format will not be accepted).
** You are thus expected to e-mail a maximum of 6 attachments, clearly marked (i.e. Name Surname CV):
1. Fully completed and signed application form (please print out the pdf form, fill in neatly by hand, sign and scan).
2. Motivation letter (no longer than two pages).
3. Curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages).

4. Copy of passport. If the student does not yet have a passport, a copy of their identity document (ID, driver’s licence, etc.) may be submitted.
5. Copy of all degree certificates and academic transcripts, chronological according to date of completion (both for complete and incomplete qualifications).

6. Acceptance letter from university in France (if you have already been accepted) or written proof (i.e. confirmation e-mail) that you have commenced the application process to at least two universities. Note: It remains the student’s responsibility to ensure that all of these documents are submitted correctly. If any of the above documents are not received, the student’s application may be considered as incomplete.

7. Please follow these guidelines strictly, and do not submit any other documents than those required, as these will be discarded.

Full bursaries include :
** annual tuition fees (within reason)
** round-trip airfare
** health insurance
** a monthly stipend towards living expenses
** Schengen visa fees

Note :
** Please note that partial bursaries may also be awarded to allow for as many students as possible to obtain funding.

The Embassy strongly encourages co-funding opportunities :
** If a student is able to obtain additional funding and declares this openly and honestly, it may improve the student’s chances of obtaining funding through this program.

Selection criteria :
** Academic achievement
** Motivation
** Coherence of application – the structure and content of the motivation letter, as reflected in the student’s academic, professional and personal objectives, choice of institution, etc.
** Previous practical activities or experience in the relevant academic or professional field.

Required documents (to accompany this form):
** Fully completed and signed application form
** Motivation letter (no longer than two pages)
** Curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages)

** Copy of passport (if you do not have a valid passport, a copy of your identity document. Should you be awarded a bursary, it remains your responsibility to obtain a passport on time)
** Copy of all degree certificates and academic transcripts (both for complete and incomplete qualifications)

** Acceptance letter from university in France (if you have already been accepted) or proof that you have commenced the application process to at least two universities.
** Online link to your all chosen course(s) (clear information on language of study)

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