Application material

PHILFRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS


Please make sure to double-check your documents before submitting them.

Applications that do not follow these instructions (such as having incorrect/incomplete files) will be discarded.


 

Key requirements:

  1. A one-page CV detailing your academic, professional, and leadership experience
  2. An academic essay no longer than 500 words, explaining your reasons for wanting to study in France and how your experience and degree will benefit the Philippines and Filipino society
    • NB: Essays exceeding the word limit will be discarded along with the application. Be advised that we ask for an academic essay, not a cover or motivation letter.
  3. An official copy of complete and most recent academic transcripts (university-level grades)
  4. Letter/s of acceptance or proof of a completed application to Master's degree programs, issued by the French higher education institution (HEI) where you applied to
    • Letter/s of acceptance: Digital copy or screenshot of acceptance email
    • Proof of a completed application: Screenshot of the automated email confirmation upon successful submission of your application or a screenshot of the onscreen notification (on the HEI's online application portal) of your completed application
  5. A copy of the program of study or study plan (your chosen program’s curriculum or academic calendar) for its duration
    • This is usually available on the website of the French HEI. You can also ask for a copy from their admissions team or program coordinator
  6. Proof of financial resources (personal or household)
    • Examples: latest income tax return statement, recent bank statement or certificate

Optional requirements:

* Letter/s of acceptance, or acknowledgment/s of application, to other scholarship programs as long as these are not funded by the French government

    • These are for other scholarships you have applied for to finance the selected program. For example, scholarships offered by the French HEI or by private companies or associations

* French proficiency test results (such as DELF) or a letter from a French language instructor detailing your writing and speaking proficiency levels


Document formats:

  • Word (.docx) format
    • Academic essay
  • PDF format
    • All the other documents
    • Kindly reduce the size of your PDFs

Important points to remember:

  • Additional documents (such as letters of recommendation) submitted without the Embassy requesting them, will not be accepted.
  • Any attempt to unduly influence the decision-making process (such as intervention by third parties) will result in the dismissal of the candidate’s application.

 


All applicants will receive an automated email confirmation when they submit their online application. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the scholarship committee regarding the results of their application.