Eligible programs


Degree-awarding Master’s or Doctorate programs taught at French public universitiess only.

French public higher education institutions 

Information from the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation

  • List - French Higher Education and Research Institutions, providers of higher education leading to university degrees, including a doctorate (Établissements d'enseignement supérieur accrédités à délivrer le doctorat)
  • List  - Federation of public university systems (Fédérations - Communautés d'universités et établissements)

NB: The higher education institutions with Université in their name refer to public universities

Fields of study

The following have been jointly selected by the Embassy of France and the DOST as priority fields of study for these scholarships: 

  • 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
  • Virology


Key points to remember regarding eligibility:

  • Language of instruction: English, French, or both
    • Online tools for finding English-taught graduate programs are available in the Other Resources section
      • Find your program taught in English (Master’s level)
      • Directory of doctoral schools (PhD level) 
  • Level of study: Master’s and Doctorate degrees (full-time)
    • Dual-degree and joint programs with foreign higher education institutions are ineligible, even if one of the higher education institutions in charge is French
  • Duration: 
    • Two -year Master’s programs (24 months, including the mandatory internship period)
    • Three-year PhD programs (36 months) 
  • Location: at a French public higher education institution in France
    • Foreign higher education institutions based in France are not eligible for this scholarship
    • Master's programs taught at international campuses of French higher education institutions are likewise ineligible
    • Any period spent outside France during the academic year (such as semester or year abroad) will not be covered by this scholarship