The PhilFrance Master Program

The PhilFrance Master Program

The PhilFrance Master (formerly known as PhilFrance) is a comprehensive scholarship destined for the next generation of Filipino leaders with strong academic, leadership and professional abilities. All applications from master’s degree students from any study field, registered in either public and private establishments are eligible!

Scholarship Benefits

  • Coverage of enrolment fees for the duration of the program:
    • For state-regulated master’s programs (Diplome National), waiving of university registration fees (estimated at EUR 3,700 per academic year)
    • For programs offered in other institutions (grande école, private school…), a grant covering a maximum of EUR 5,000 per academic year
  • A monthly stipend of EUR 700, including a one-time “moving allowance”of EUR 700
  • One economy class round-trip ticket from the Philippines to the French city of destination
  • A healthcare package consisting of social security coverage and supplementary insurance (mutuelle)
  • Priority access to CROUS student housing services
  • Exemption from long-stay student visa fees (separate from VFS processing fee)

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Filipino citizens residing in the Philippines at the time of application
  • Graduates or graduating students of a Philippine Higher Education Institution
    • College students must have completed their undergraduate programs by September 2023

Eligible programs:

Any full-time, on-site degree offered in a French higher education institution that issues a master’s degree upon its conclusion is eligible.

  • Institution: Programs issued by both public universities and French private schools
  • Language of instruction: English, French, or both
  • Duration: 18 to 24 months (including mandatory internship) beginning on September 2023
  • The following programs are NOT ELIGIBLE:

Application Requirements

Please note that all submitted documents, with the exception of the academic essay, must be in either PDF or image format. Submissions are done entirely online and any submissions delivered to the Embassy of France or the Campus France office will not be entertained.

Timeline and FAQ

Applications closed on May 19, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be notified. Shortlisted candidates can expect to be contacted by May 24.

Got questions? Visit the FAQ and Resources page.