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Applications for 2022 French government scholarships now open to Filipinos

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For the academic year 2022-2023, the Embassy of France in the Philippines and Campus France Philippines are now accepting applications for two French government scholarship programs.

The PhilFrance Scholarship is awarded to qualified candidates who have demonstrated strong academic and leadership qualities in their scholarly and professional activities, and who intend to pursue a master’s degree taught at French higher education institutions (public or private) in all academic disciplines, according to the Embassy of France in the Philippines.

Agriculture, bioengineering, bioinformatics (medical), biological sciences, climate change, forestry, health and medical research, material sciences, medical chemistry, natural resources and environment, nuclear application on health, nuclear medicine, veterinary sciences, and virology are among the fields of study prioritized.

Both scholarship recipients will be given the title of boursier du gouvernement francais (French government scholar) and will be entitled to the following benefits: one round-trip ticket from Manila to France, an exemption from visa application fees, a monthly living allowance for the duration of their studies, a health care package, and priority access to public student accommodations.

PhilFrance Scholarship recipients are also eligible for a tuition subsidy, whereas PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship recipients are eligible for a waiver of public university registration fees, a relocation stipend, and reimbursement for pre-travel expenses.

Selected PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship candidates must return to the Philippines immediately after completing their graduate degree to perform return service or for a term equal to twice the length of time spent in France for their degree.

The PhilFrance Scholarships website contains information and guidelines on eligibility, benefits, requirements, the application calendar, and the evaluation guidelines for both scholarship programs.

The website also provides important information for applicants interested in learning more about higher education institutions and graduate programs available in France.

Interested students must apply online through the PhilFrance Scholarships site by April 4, 2022, at 12 p.m.

Since 2016, the PhilFrance Scholarship Program has funded the studies of over 65 Filipinos who have pursued graduate degrees in French language and literature, business, public policy and international development, engineering, mathematics, marine biology, applied chemistry, environmental and ecological sciences, physics, computer science, and public health at several of France’s most prestigious higher education institutions, according to the French Embassy in the Philippines.

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Applications for 2022 French government scholarships now open to Filipinos|GMA

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