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Foreign Government Awards - France

Competition: Please note that there will be no competition for academic year 2014-2015.

Who Applies: Canadian students and researchers

Description: The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Canada offers scholarships for study in France at the master's level, doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Guidelines

The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Canada offers scholarships for study in France at the master's level, doctoral or post-doctoral level.

The competition is open to all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and the arts).

The scholarships are intended exclusively for applicants from Canada residing outside of the province of Québec. Information about the program exclusively for applicants from the province of Québec (the Frontenac program) is available on the website of the General Consulate of France in Québec (French only).

For PhD candidates, priority will be given to those undertaking a thesis under joint supervision (cotutelle).

Scholarship Value and Duration

The award includes:

  • a monthly allowance of approximately 1060€ (amount is subject to change);
  • Canada-France round-trip, economy-class airfare (in the case of renewal of the scholarship, only the first trip is funded);
  • health insurance;
  • tuition fees for the academic program exclusively in the French institution; and  
  • assistance with registration, visa matters and finding accommodation.

Scholarships are awarded for:

  • up to four months maximum at the master's level (research or study);
  • up to eight months maximum at the doctoral and post-doctoral level; or
  • up to eight months for a PhD under joint supervision (cotutelle). The length of stay may be eight consecutive months with one paid roundtrip airfare or two stays of four months. In the latter case only the first round trip is funded.

Eligibility

Applicants:

  • must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada;
  • must not be a resident of the province of Québec at the time of application;
  • must have an undergraduate degree; and
  • must not be a French national residing in Canada.

Competency in French is not a requirement at the time of application.

Desired Qualifications

Priority will be given to those undertaking their thesis under a “cotutelle”.

Deadline

The deadline for the online application form is 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 1, 2013. Applications received late or incomplete will not be considered.

All artwork samples must be sent to the scholarship administrator at:

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Attn: Foreign Government Awards – France
220 Laurier Ave. W., Suite 1550
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9

An acknowledgement of receipt will not be provided.

All inquiries regarding this scholarship should be directed to the Embassy of France at the following address: assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org.

Notification

Applicants will be contacted in April 2013 by the scholarship administrator regarding the status of their application.

Applicants must ensure that a permanent email address is included in their application.

Final Selection

The final selection of award recipients is made by the host country and is communicated to the scholarship administrator in May 2013. The Embassy of France in Canada will then contact the selected students to complete an additional administrative form.

Application Process

To be considered for the Foreign Government Awards an applicant must complete and submit the online application form available on the website of the Embassy of France in Canada.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Supporting Documents

The following documents must be uploaded and attached to the online application form:

  • Certificate of admission: certificate of admission from the host institution or a copy of correspondence (including email correspondence) testifying that the applicant has requested admission or will have access to the facilities needed to complete the proposed research project. Research fellows must provide a confirmation from a professor at the intended French university that he/she will supervise the research.
  • Curriculum vitae: the curriculum vitae must not include photographs or any personal information such as a date of birth (maximum four pages).
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada: copy of a birth certificate, citizenship card, passport or permanent resident card; a baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship.
  • Official transcripts: a transcript of all post-secondary studies to date (complete academic record(s) including colleges and CÉGEPs) with the cumulative grade point average (GPA) for each degree or certificate.
  • Copy of the diploma: for the highest degree obtained.
  • Photograph.

Artwork samples: three sets of artwork samples for applicants in fine arts, music and architecture. Applicants in the history or theory of art, of music, or of architecture are not required to submit samples. Artwork samples required are as follows:

  • Applicants in the fine arts1 (painting, graphic arts, sculpture and photography) must submit copies or photos of three pieces of their work. Film-makers and video artists must submit at least one recent film, indicating when it was made, how the applicant was involved in its production and the running time. These must be provided on a USB Key, CD or DVD, be dated, and clearly identified with the applicant's name.
  • Applicants in music1 must submit a USB Key, CD or DVD of three original work pieces totaling no more than 30 minutes. The recordings of singers and instrumentalists must be chosen from three different musical periods, except in the case of Baroque musicians, who must include movements from three different types of pieces. Piano accompaniments may be included.
  • Applicants in architecture1 must submit up to 10 reproductions of drawings, provided on a USB Key, CD or DVD.

Only samples as specified above will be presented to the Selection Committee.

All artwork samples must be sent to the scholarship administrator at:

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Attn: Foreign Government Awards – France
220 Laurier Ave. W., Suite 1550
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9

An acknowledgement of receipt will not be provided.

All inquiries regarding this scholarship should be directed to the Embassy of France at the following address: assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org.

Conditions

All online applications received by the deadline that meet the eligibility requirements are evaluated by the Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is made up of individuals from the academic community representing all regions of Canada, both official language groups and a wide variety of academic disciplines. This Selection Committee reviews, evaluates and ranks candidates to recommend a list of pre-selected candidates.

All recommendations of the Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee and decisions made by the host country are final and are not open to appeal.

The Canadian Scholarship Selection Committee is not able to provide feedback for unsuccessful candidates.

These scholarships are subject to the availability of funding provided by the Government of France through the Embassy of France in Canada.


1Only samples as specified above will be presented to the Selection Committee. Samples can be returned following the competition; please indicate the return address. However CBIE, while taking all reasonable care, cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of artwork samples.

Background

The Government of France, through the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Canada offers scholarships to increase the mobility of Canadian students and post-doctoral researchers to France.

These scholarships are based on reciprocal agreements between the governments of France and Canada.

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Date Modified:
2014-06-19