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The "Studies in France" scholarship campaign for 2023-2024 is now open!

Last year, more than 4,800 people applied for a scholarship in France under the program created by the French Embassy in Mozambique and Eswatini, in partnership with TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1, Limitada, Schlumberger, Banco Société Générale Mozambique and the University of La Réunion.

The platform for submission of applications is open until 31 December 2022

CONTEXT

    This scholarship Program is the result of different specific agreements between the French Embassy and respective partners (TotalEnergies EP Mozambique, Schlumberger, Société Générale bank, the University of La Réunion)

    These scholarships are intended for Mozambican citizens, young people and professionnals, with a minimum of 18 years old before 30 of June of 2023 who wish to attend higher education in France, in French and/or English, from September 2023. The program covers “bachelor universitaire de technologie”, "master" and exceptionally "doctorat" levels.

    The French Embassy also offers masters scholarships for Eswatini. EmaSwati citizens are then welcome to apply.

    For example, last year, this scholarship program provided 35 scholarships,

    • 13 financed by the French Embassy;
    • 20 co-financed by TotalEnergies EP Mozambique;
    • 2 co-financed by Schlumberger.

    These grants strengthen existing training programs and partnerships. They are testimony to the deep ties of cooperation between France and Mozambique and Eswatini, and underline the key role played by public-private partnerships in the development of the country's activities and companies in areas with strong challenges.


    ATTENTION: Applicants are invited to carefully read all the information available on this website, in particular the sections Study in France, Language Level, Scholarship Programme Manual and frequently asked questions

    ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY

    All fields of study relevant to the development of Franco-Mozambican cooperation are eligible, in particular:

    Bachelor Universitaire de Technologie Level:

    • Chemical and process engineering
    • Biological engineering, agri-food and biological industries
    • Electrical engineering and industrial IT
    • Industrial engineering and maintenance
    • Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Computer science
    • Health, safety and environment (HSE)
    • Corporate and administration management (GEA)


    Master’s Level:

    • Computer science/information systems, Telecommunications
    • Physics, Electrical Engineering
    • Civil engineering, Architecture
    • Biosciences, Natural Sciences
    • Agriculture, Sustainable development, land use planning, Agribusiness, Science and food processing
    • Geophysics, Geosciences, reservoir engineering
    • Chemistry, Hygiene, safety and environment (QHSE), Safety management
    • Maintenance, Logistics, Transport
    • Project management, Business management, Sustainable management and corporate responsibility, Business law, Human resources, Accounting, Auditing, Finance
    • Public health, Public health policies
    • Law, Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations


    Doctorate Level:

    • Computer science/information systems, Telecommunications
    • Physics, Electrical Engineering
    • Civil engineering, Architecture
    • Biosciences, Natural Sciences
    • Agriculture, Sustainable development, land use planning, Agribusiness, Science and food processing
    • Geophysics, Geosciences, reservoir engineering
    • Chemistry, Hygiene, safety and environment (QHSE), Safety management
    • Maintenance, Logistics, Transport
    • Project management, Business management, Sustainable management and corporate responsibility, Business law, Human resources, Accounting, Auditing, Finance
    • Public health, Public health policies
    • Law, Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations
    • Sociology, anthropology, archaeology
    • Educational Sciences, Language Studies, Cultural Studies

    A reminder that the list presented above deals with fields of study and not specific courses, so we invite applicants to research existing courses within each field.

    TIMETABLE (Provisional)

    • From October to 31 December 2022, 22:00 (Mozambique time): deadline for online application
    • End of January 2023: Written exams for eligible applicants for the Bachelor Universitaire de Technologie
    • February - May 2023: registration period at French universities for the Masters and Doctorate
    • End of February 2023: interviews with shortlisted applicants for the Bachelor Universitaire de Technologie, Master’s and Doctorate degrees
    • End of March 2023: announcement of results of the scholarship
    • April - August 2023: preparation sessions for living in France, to be held in Maputo/online
    • End of August – early September 2023: back-to-school in France

    NB: APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IS INDEPENDENT OF APPLICATION TO UNIVERSITIES. EACH UNIVERSITY AND EACH COURSE HAS SPECIFIC OPENING AND CLOSING DATES AND THE SCHOLARSHIP TIMETABLE DOES NOT NECESSARILY FIT WITH THE DIFFERENT ADMISSION DATES AT THE VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES.

    THEREFORE, WE RECOMMEND THAT EACH STUDENT AT MASTER’S AND DOCTORATE LEVEL PROPERLY INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT THE APPLICATION DATES AND APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITIES WHEN THEY OPEN THEIR ENROLMENTS (FEBRUARY - MAY, 2023)

    For the Bachelor Universitaire de Technologie, admissions are managed by the French Embassy together with the universities in France.

    APPLICATION GUIDELINES

    In this video, you have all the explanations on how to correctly apply for the "Studies in France" scholarship programme.

    You can always make an appointment to have a meeting at Espaço Campus France Mozambique to better inform and prepare yourself.

    SHORTLISTING

    Applicants will be selected for interviews if:

    BUT

    • they have distinguished themselves in their academic and/or professional career
    • they submit a coherent, harmonious study project that has a career plan
    • they have completed their online registration on this website and duly completed all the spaces presented on it, inserting the required documents;
    • they have had good results in the selection exams organised by the ADIUT - Assembly of Directors of the University Institutes of Technology with the support of the French Embassy and the Sponsor.

    Master’s

    • they have distinguished themselves in their academic and/or professional career;
    • they submit a coherent, harmonious study project that has a career plan;
    • they have completed their online registration on this website and duly filled in the spaces presented on it, inserting the required documents;
    • they submit proof of registration at 3 or more universities (Master’s degree)
    • they submit the language certificate required by the university where they applied;

    Doctorate

    • they have distinguished themselves in their academic and/or professional career;
    • they submit a coherent, harmonious study project that has a career plan;
    • they have completed their online registration on this website and duly completed all the spaces presented on it, inserting the required documents;
    • they provide proof of interaction or a letter of engagement from one or more thesis directors/supervisors or a research laboratory in France
    • they submit the language certificate required by the university where they applied;

    SELECTION

    A rigorous selection process will be conducted by a joint committee consisting of the Companies and the Embassy, in order to identify motivated applicants with solid academic and professional projects. We strongly encourage applications from young people and professionals from all provinces of Mozambique and Eswatini, and from people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The candidacy of women will be highly appreciated.

    Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in Portuguese or English, depending on the academic project.

    In order to identify scholarship beneficiaries, the Advisory Board will consider:

    The applicant's skills and merit, as indicated by their academic background and professional experience;

    • The quality of their study project and its consistency with their previous studies;
    • The level of proficiency in foreign languages ​​and its adequacy with the suggested curriculum;
    • The presentation, by 15 June, of the university admission letter (Master’s) and the acceptance letter by one or more thesis supervisors in France (Doctorate)


    Selected applicants will be contacted individually. Due to the high number of applications, we ask that you do not try to contact the French Embassy to try and obtain more information about your selection.

    All relevant information and news about the campaign will be communicated from the Campus France Mozambique Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages

    Please note that the final deliberations and decisions cannot be disputed.