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Charpak Master’s Scholarships for Indian Students

Written by Michael Nz. on September 19, 2022

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Now you can study in France as an Indian student by taking advantage of Charpak scholarships. Charpak Scholarships award three different types of scholarships to Bachelors’s and Masters’s students.

There is also a Charpak scholarship for Ph.D. students Charpak scholarships provide benefits to students such as tuition, visa fee waiver, and living allowance.

As an Indian Master’s or Bachelor’s student, you can apply for Charpak’s Research Internships, Exchange Programs, or Master’s Programs. Meanwhile, as a Ph.D. student from India, you can apply for the Raman Charpak scholarship.

The French government gives these awards along with other scholarships to Indian students to support their education. We will proceed to discuss the various scholarships that Charpak offers to Indian students, specifying the eligibility, benefits, and deadlines.

Table of Contents.

  • About Charpak Scholarships
    • Charpak Research Scholarships
    • Scholarship Worth:
    • Charpak Scholarship Eligibility:
    • How to Apply for Charpak Scholarships
  • Charpak Exchange Programs
    • Scholarship Worth:
    • Eligibility: 
    • How to apply:
    • Deadline for application:
    • Charpak Masters Scholarship
    • How to apply:
    • Deadline for application:
  • RAMAN CHARPAK Scholarships
    • Scholarship Worth:
    • Eligibility: 
    • How to apply:
    • Deadline for application:
    • Scholarship Link:
  • In conclusion

About Charpak Scholarships

The Charpak Scholarship is one of several scholarships that the French Embassy in India, along with French companies, award annually to Indian citizens.

These scholarships total 7.1 million Indian rupees and benefit more than 500 deserving young Indian graduates who wish to continue their higher education in France.

Therefore, as an Indian citizen with an outstanding academic record, this is just one of several financing options available to study in France.

The Charpak scholarship, however, derives its name from Georges Charpak (1924 – 2010). He was a French physicist who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992.

Meanwhile, the French Embassy in India administers the Charpak scholarships each year through Campus France.

Campus France is a government agency operating under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It provides personalized advice sessions and organizes various workshops throughout the year for students seeking to study in France.

Its sessions help students acquire relevant and necessary information about the programs offered by the different French institutions.

To prepare for your study in France see the Things you need to know to work and study in France.

French Embassy Charpak Scholarships for Indian Students include:

  • Research Internships
  • exchange programs
  • Master’s programs and
  • RAMAN-CHARPAK (fellowship).

Charpak Research Scholarships

The Charpak Lab or Charpak Research Internship program is available to all economics, engineering, and natural sciences students. Students, however, must be seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree and plan to pursue training in a French laboratory. Also, the program can only be taken during its academic break, which is from May to July.

Scholarship Worth:

The job Charpak research offers you Student and Campus France fee waiver and a monthly stipend for up to 3 months. The French embassy in India provides the stipends. However, students doing internships at host institutions/laboratories located in Paris receive 800 euros.

On the other hand, interns in host institutions/laboratories located outside of Paris receive 650 euros.

Meanwhile, some institutions give a subsidy of 550 euros to interns on internships in France for more than 8 weeks. However, the applicant must check with the host institution for the assignment.

Eligibility for Charpak Scholarships:

To be eligible for the Charpak lab, you must:

  • Be an Indian citizen residing in India at the time of application
  • Not be over 30 years old at the time of application.
  • Be currently studying at an Indian tertiary institution for a bachelor’s or master’s program
  • Have an offer of admission/letter of acceptance from a French laboratory for your internship
  • Get an internship program that is no less than two (2) months and no more than three (3) months.

This means that the duration of the program must be from May to July. However, please note that the final semester project and laboratory research at a partner institute in France is not applicable.

How to apply for Charpak Scholarships

The Charpak Research Internship is a merit scholarship, so your application will be selected based on academic excellence. You’ll need to be consistent anyway, as well as have a quality purpose statement. Also, you will get the advantage if you have a knowledge of French.

Also, please note that there is no CGPA/percentage cutoff for the scholarship.

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to create an account on the online French scholarship portal. Visit the French Online Scholarship Portal.  Once you have created an account, proceed to complete the scholarship application.

You will need to submit a scanned copy of the first page of your passport.

In addition, you must present a complete Curriculum Vitae, letter of admission, and certified sheets of qualifications for Baccalaureate (XII), Bachelor’s, and/or Master’s degrees.

You will also need to submit a French language certificate, a NOC from your Indian institution, the qualification sheet and degree from the university, and an employment/internship registration document.

Please check all your documents for completeness and accuracy before submitting them, as incorrect documents will be rejected.

Deadline for application:

The scholarship application for 2022 is closed but will be open soon for 2023. Be sure to revisit this page in December and January to check the 2023 application deadline.

Complete your application here

Charpak Exchange Programs

This is another one of the Charpak scholarships for Indian Bachelors’s and Masters’s students. The Charpak Exchange program is available to students from all fields of study.

However, you will need to be at an Indian institution for a period of one to four months (one semester), at the bachelor’s or master’s level. However, this particular program runs from January to May.

Scholarship Worth:

The Charpak Exchange program offers you a maintenance subsidy of 700 euros. In addition, you will receive a student visa fee waiver as well as student housing assistance.

Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the Charpak Exchange Program, you must be:

  • An Indian citizen residing in India
  • Not older than 30 years at the time of application.
  • He is currently studying at an Indian higher education institution that has a relationship with the French institution. She must also be following an exchange semester.

Please note that it is compulsory for you to follow an exchange semester. Also, please note that the final semester project and laboratory research at a partner institute in France is not applicable.

How to apply:

This Charpak Scholarship for Bachelors’s and Masters’s students has the same application procedure as the Charpak Research Internship. You will need to follow the procedure we explained above to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for application:

The deadline for this scholarship ended on November 8, 2022. The 2022 spring session will take place from January to May, so expect the 2022-2023 application deadline to be around May 2022.

Complete your application here

Charpak Masters Scholarship

This is another one of the Charpak undergraduate and master’s scholarships, only this one is specifically for master’s students.

It is available to students undertaking study for one or two years. However, the award period for this scholarship is from September to June (10 months) per academic year. Meanwhile, you must be an Indian student in whatever field you want to study in France.

Without this scholarship, you will have to apply for a student visa to study in France.

Charpak offers three scholarships in this Masters’s category. Are:

  • Charpak AME Scholarship (Mensuelle d’Entretien Allowance)
  • The Charpak BCS (Bourse de Couverture Sociale), and
  • travel scholarship

Scholarship Worth:

What sets these three Charpak Masters scholarships apart is the benefits you get from each of them.

  • Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien):  Provides you with a 700 euro living allowance, Student Visa and Campus France fee waiver, and a tuition fee waiver of up to 5000 euros. Also, it provides you with hosting assistance.
  • The Charpak BCS (Bourse de Couverture Sociale):  Provides you with social security, student visa, and exemption from Campus France, as well as accommodation assistance.
  • Travel Scholarship:  Provides a one-way economy class ticket between India and France and a Campus France student visa and fee waiver.

Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the Charpak Master Scholarship, you must:

  • An Indian citizen and resident of India.
  • Currently studying at an Indian institution of higher education or a young professional employed by a company for a maximum of 3 years at the time of application
  • 30 years maximum at the time of application.
  • From an Indian institution and I have studied in India.
  • Taking a course in France. If you have a semester or more of studies in another country, the scholarship will not be awarded during that period.

Additionally, there is an exception for Charpak Scholars who are currently completing their M1 in France. You can reapply for the second year of financing to complete your M2.

However, there is no automatic renewal of the scholarship at the M2 level. Furthermore, acceptance is subject to academic performance at the M1 level and will make a new statement of purpose.

Also, non-scholars currently seeking M1 in France are not eligible for the scholarship.

How to apply:

This Charpak Scholarship for bachelor’s and Masters’s students has the same application procedure as the Charpak Research Internship. You will need to follow the procedure we explained above to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for application:

The scholarship application is not yet open, but it will be open in February 2022. Make sure to visit this page in February to check the deadline for the 2022 application deadline.

Complete your application here

RAMAN CHARPAK Scholarships

This is a Charpak Scholarship for Ph.D. students as opposed to the other three which were specifically for bachelor’s and master’s students.

The RAMAN CHARPAK program intends to develop and strengthen Indo-French scientific cooperation through close collaboration between Indian and French laboratories. The fellowship lasts from two to six months.

The Charpak Scholarship is a single-phase scheme for Ph.D. research fellows at an Indian or French research institute/university.

The scheme also provides exposure and experience to current research methods and trends in France/India, while discovering another cultural context.

Scholarship Worth:

The benefits of this Charpak scholarship include:

  • Support of 1500 euros per month for daily expenses, local travel, accommodation charges plus Social Security charges for an Indian companion.
  • Support Scholarship of Rs. 40,000 per month for daily expenses, local travel, etc. plus accommodation expenses not to exceed Rs. 45,000 per month. This, on the other hand, is for a colleague from France,
  • A round trip economy class ticket between India and France.
  • Insurance coverage (travel and health) where necessary
  • Any administrative cost for visa and registration.
  • letter of love, and
  • Additional support (up to Euro 500 for Indian Scholars and equivalent support in Indian Rupees for French Scholars) for participating in a seminar/workshop during the scholarship period and staying in their host countries; limited to registration fees, travel expenses, and lodging.

Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the Charpak scholarship, you must be:

  • An Indian citizen residing in India who has registered for a Ph.D. at a recognized university or research institution in India for applicants from India.
  • Reside in France and have registered for a doctorate/master’s degree at a university or research institution recognized in France for French applicants
  • Master’s degree holder (in science, technology, or medicine) from a recognized university/institute.
  • 30 years of age and no more.
  • Supported by CEFIPRA once. It can also be in the framework of CEFIPRA projects. However, you will not be eligible if you have a permanent position at institutions/universities.
  • Pre-authorized or with the prior consent of your institute/university to apply for a scholarship program abroad.

How to apply:

The application for the Charpak scholarship is online. However, you must write a detailed description of the research project (up to 5 pages in English) indicating the title of the research work.

It should explain how the planned job will benefit the candidate during their stay at the proposed Research Institute/University in France/India.

In addition, you must also attach the following documents for the Charpak scholarship:

  • A CV (up to 3 pages) with recent photographs including a summary of achievements and research interests. Make a list of relevant posts.
  • A letter of recommendation from the doctoral supervisor in your native laboratory.
  • Ph.D. synopsis or short summary of the doctoral work (up to 3 pages only).
  • A letter of recommendation and agreement from the proposed supervisor in the fellowship lab (Foreign Research Institute/University).
  • Letter of research experience or publications as proof (first author or co-author).
  • Certificate of no objection from the Head of the Institution.
  • Scanned copy of the highest degree certificate.
  • Scanned copy of the doctoral registration letter.
  • A scanned copy of your passport (both front and back), and
  • A recent photograph.

After preparing these documents, you can proceed to apply online using the link below.

application link

Deadline for application:

Although this scholarship starts in October of each year, the deadline to submit your application is May or June.

Here is the link to the Scholarship Page

In conclusion:

The Charpak scholarships are one of the many scholarships that the French government awards to Indian citizens to support their education. The scholarships are managed by the Embassy of France in India through Campus France India on an annual basis.

Since the scholarship is available for Indian bachelor’s, Master and Ph.D. students, studying in France, is an opportunity for all Indian scholars.

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