Funded Masters Degree Program Embassy of France in Nigeria Scholarship Opportunity, 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on March 23, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Insurance
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The Embassy of France in Nigeria offers a scholarship opportunity to help Nigerian Students in financing their Master’s Degree Program at Campus France Nigeria for the academic year of 2023-2024.

Embassy of France in Nigeria Scholarship Opportunity

Embassy of France in Nigeria Scholarship Opportunity will award up to five scholarship to outstanding students in Nigeria who wants to further their higher education at a French University. The scholarship award is funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research which the French Embassy and Campus France Nigeria will implement.

The scholarship aims to provide assistance to students in Nigeria to continue their education and acquire new skills and knowledge that they may be needing to achieve their academic and professional career goals. Interested students must meet the qualifications and demonstrate their interest in the eligible courses offered for the scholarship program.

The scholarship opportunity will be funded to help them with their living allowance, accommodations, transportation, and health insurance. However, the scholarship will not be covering the student’s tuition fee. The students must be interested and have background knowledge of the following fields of study:

  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Interactions
  • Image, Optics, Vision and Multimedia

Scholarship Provider:  French Embassy and Campus France Nigeria

About the Provider 

Campus France is a French legislative association responsible for the advancement of French Advanced education. As a component of the social branch of the French Embassy in Nigeria, Campus France Nigeria has two workplaces: one in Abuja and one in Lagos. The office in Abuja is situated at the Institut Français while their office in Lagos is situated at the Alliance Française.

Campus France furnishes international students and researchers with the devices to dive more deeply into the French institutes of advanced education and find what they are looking for. Campus France additionally helps French institutes of advanced education and research in their international improvement technique. The training accessible from French instructive institutes is advanced through a few of Campus France’s devices and activities.

Annually Campus France offers a scholarship to provide financial support and educational assistance to Nigerian Students. Campus France is a public foundation under the power of the Ministries of Europe and International Affairs and of Advanced Education, research, and Development. It is liable for advancing French advanced education abroad and inviting all international students and scientists to France.

France is involved in significant European and international research projects. It positions second all over the world for Fields Medals in mathematics and fourth for Nobel Prizes. It is positioned third in the 2021 Shanghai ranking and fourth globally for the effect of scientific publications. The university has 256 doctoral schools that invite 70,000 doctoral students and grant 14,000 doctorates every year. With 42% of doctoral students coming from abroad, France is the third biggest host country for youthful researchers.

Scholarship Summary

  • Applicant’s Nationality: International
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Field: Computer Science, Data Science, and other related eligible fields of study
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Country: Nigeria
  • Scholarship Awards: Funded scholarship benefits
  • Number of Awards: Five
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility

Before proceeding with the application, interested students must meet the eligibility criteria for the scholarship:

  • Interested applicants must be from Nigeria, a citizen, and residents of Nigeria
  • Must be under 35 years of age at the time of the application
  • Applicants must be holding a bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics(STEM)
  • Applicants must have completed their national service in Nigeria
  • Must demonstrate their academic excellence
  • Must be committed to pursuing their higher education in an eligible course offered for the scholarship program.
  • The applicants must be admitted for a Master’s degree at Campus France Nigeria
  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English, French proficiency is not required for the application.

Keep in mind that all eligibility requirements must meet to be able to be considered for the scholarship awards.

Application Process

The scholarship application guidelines must be followed in order to be considered for the evaluation. It is important to read the application guideline on the official website of the provider. The applications following the guideline will get an affirmation of receipt of the complete application and will be considered for selection.

  • To apply for the scholarship, the applicants must complete all the necessary materials needed and email them to [email protected] before the deadline for application.
  • The email format for the application must be followed as per guidelines.
  • All required documents must be readable and clear copies from left to right.
  • The document size must not be bigger than 1.5MB each, applicants can use the online file compressor if needed, keep in mind that it is important to check the quality if it is not compromised.
  • After sending all the required documents, the applicants must complete a form in an online portal provided by the university.
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered and will be automatically rejected.

Required Materials 

As part of the application process, it is important to complete the following requirements:

  • Copy of your international passport data page
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Bachelors Degree Certificates
  • Undergraduate Transcript of Records
  • NYSC Certificates
  • Letter of Recommendation

Scholarship Benefits 

The scholarship will be covering the following:

  • Transportation costs
  • Monthly Allowance
  • Students Accommodation
  • Healthcare Coverage

All successful students must read and agree to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship. Maintaining good academic progress is a must to continue the awards.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until April 16, 2023. All eligible candidates will be interviewed by May 8, 2023, and the results of the scholarship will be announced on May 17, 2023.

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