French embassy urges more Filipinos to pursue graduate studies in France, offers scholarships

The Embassy of France here in the country encourages Filipinos to pursue their graduate studies in France through the Philfrance Scholarship Program.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary celebration of French-Philippine Diplomatic Relations in 2017, the French Embassy launched the Philfrance Scholarship Program to open more opportunities for Filipinos to develop their expertise by studying and carrying out research work in France, with the goal of making lasting contributions to Philippine society.

Since 2016,  a total of 35 Filipino scholars are currently pursuing or have recently completed their graduate degrees in the French language and literature, business, public policy and governance, engineering, mathematics, marine biology, applied chemistry, environmental and ecological sciences, and public health.

To continue building stronger academic relations between France and the Philippines, the French embassy has opened two separate calls for applications under the Philfrance Scholarship Program for the academic year 2018-2019.

The first call is directed to Filipino students and professionals wishing to come to France to pursue Master’s or Doctoral Programs in all fields of study.

The Philfrance Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified candidates who have demonstrated strong academic and leadership qualities in their scholarly and professional activities.

The scholarship benefits include a partial tuition subsidy, a monthly allowance, and a health care package for the expected length of their academic programs.

The second call is launched within the framework of a cooperation agreement signed between the Embassy of France and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in January this year.

The CHED-Fhilfrance scholarships are open to the faculty and staffs of CHED-recognized institutions who wish to pursue Master’s or Doctoral Programs in all disciplines at French higher education institutions.