France - South Africa Scholarship Programme


The call for applications is now open !

Apply before the 17 October 2021 (extended deadline)

The France - South Africa Scholarship Programme is directed to South African students who intend to study in universities or higher education institutions in France for their Master’s degree or PhD.

The programme is also open to students from Lesotho.

The current call for applications is open for students who intend to start their studies in France in September 2022. Applicants will be contacted individually as needed. The list of the laureates and the waiting list will be announced according to the indicated timeline. Follow-up requests by applicants will not be answered.

Due to the differences between the Southern and Northern hemisphere calendars, laureates will follow a specific programme in South Africa from January to July 2022. This track will include online French courses organized by the network of the Alliances Françaises. It may also include an internship in French Companies based in South Africa, depending on the opportunities and the profile of each laureate.

This call for applications is open to all fields of studies.

Applicants are invited to read carefully the rulebook for the France - South Africa Scholarship Programme and the frequently asked questions. You can also consult the Campus France South Africa website to find more details on higher education institutions and study programmes in France. If you need any help or advice on finding the most appropriate programme for you, you can Campus France South Africa.


  • Deadline of the current call for applications: 17 October 2021 (extended deadline)
  • Information webinars by Campus France: follow social media
  • Interview of the eligible candidates: November 2021
  • Results: December 2021
  • Specific programme in South Africa (online french courses and possibly internship): January 2022 - July 2022
  • Departure to France: Early September 2022
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Applicants and Scholarship laureates will be contacted individually when needed. Due to the high number of applications, follow-up requests by candidates will not be answered.

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