In 2023, the French government, universities, and businesses will offer 170 scholarship programs to Pakistani students with excellent academic records.
A news release from the French Embassy said that 225,000 Euros (Rs 59.3 million) had been set aside for the purpose, of which 197,000 Euros (Rs 52 million) will be given to talented students who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in France.
Scholarship programs for all academic levels and subject areas are listed in the Campus Bourses scholarship search engine on the Campus France Pakistan website, https://www.pakistan.campusfrance.org/. Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 2 at midnight.
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The Master’s scholarships can be applied for in one of two ways: “France Excellence for Climate Change” or “France Excellence Master.” Both scholarships cover round-trip airfare, visa fees, tuition, social security, and online crash courses (all in French), and the “France Excellence for Climate Change” award additionally covers full tuition costs and an allowance of 860 euros per month.
There will also be priority access to student housing, pending availability. The top degrees provided by some of the best French universities, like IMT Atlantique or Rennes School of Business, all of which specialize in providing courses on climate change, are among those chosen by the French Embassy for the “France Excellence for Climate Change” scholarships for 2023.
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According to the embassy, it provides scholarships to deserving young Pakistanis each year so they can pursue Master’s degrees taught in English, take intensive French language courses, or take part in artistic residencies in France.
According to a press release, “the France Excellence Master’s scholarships program is funded by the Embassy of France in Pakistan and is designed to assist Pakistani students who are residing in Pakistan to continue their education at the Masters level in France in priority areas set up by the French and Pakistani governments: economics, public policy, environment, and energy.”