The Charpak scholarship program by France

The Charpak scholarship program is run by the Embassy of France in India. The programme is named after Georges Charpak (1924 – 2010).

The Charpak scholarship program offers three types of funding for Bachelor’s and Master’s level.

Education Scholarships

Research Internship Program:
This program is designed for all students of economics, engineering and science background at the Bachelor’s or Master’s levels who plan to undertake an internship at a French laboratory during their academic break (May to July).Exchange Program:
This program is designed for exchange students for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level.

Master’s Program:
This program is designed for one to two years of studies in France at the Master’s degree level.

Selection Procedure:

  • Candidates will be selected based on academic excellence, as well as the consistency and quality of statement of purpose.
  • Knowledge of French will be an asset but is not mandatory.
  • For master’s scholarship applicants, a tie-up between your current Indian institution and your future French institution will also be an asset.

Scholarship benefits for all three programs:

  • Student visa fee waiver (16500 INR approx)
  • Monthly stipend (duration and amount vary as per the program)
  • Medical insurance coverage (300/year approx)
  • Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

How to apply:
Candidates have to download the application form online.

Important dates:

  • Last date for submission of application for Research Internship Program is March 15, 2015.
  • Last date for submission of application for Exchange Program is May 17, 2015.
  • Last date for submission of application for Master’s Program is June 07, 2015.
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