Eligible programs

Degree-awarding Master’s or Doctorate programs taught at a French public higher education institutions only.

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

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Science
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry
  • Health and Medical Research
  • Material Science
  • Natural Resources and Environment  Nuclear Application on Health
  • Veterinary Science


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
    • Graduate 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