Ever dreamed of traveling to France? Well now you can if you plan to study there and can properly meet the requirements.
Recently, the French government made an announcement through the Embassy of France that the country seeks to strengthen its relationship with the Philippines by offering academic scholarship program for deserving Filipinos.
The full scholarships are being offered to aspiring Filipino students who want to come to France either on an exchange agreement or a degree-awarding program, regarding of what field or level of study.
Any Filipino graduate or student who can prove their academic, leadership, and personal excellence through their transcripts and a 500-word essay are entitled to apply. The scholarship covers everything from the tuition and living fees to air travel and health insurance during the entire duration of the study.
The deadline for submission for scholarship applications will be on April 15, 2016. Applications must be submitted to the French Embassy.
Advantages of Studying in France
There are, of course, several advantages of studying in France.
First and foremost, the country is known for its quality and affordability of its higher education system. In fact, France has consistently ranked among top spots in international rankings in that regard.
As a result, France has become a very diverse place where students from all across the globe come to study. Every year, the country welcomes about 300,000 international students which makes France the 3rd most attractive country and the leading non-English speaking destination for many students.
Foreign and local students alike get to enjoy subsidized costs in public universities which only cost around €300 to €400 (P15,000 to P20,000) per student, health care included.
In a press released published in the GMA News website, the French Embassy said:
“It is estimated that 350 Filipino students currently reside in France, with many of them pursuing degrees in world-renowned institutions of higher learning such as Sciences Po or HEC. Most Filipinos studying in France are part of undergraduate academic exchange programs or pursue Master’s degrees in the fields of business, social sciences and humanities.
Over 60 academic partnership agreements have been concluded between French and Filipino universities, allowing more and more Filipinos to be part of exchange programs in France and vice versa.”
On the other hand, you may also check out French Embassy scholarship details at http://www.ambafrance-ph.org/-Financial-Assistance.