PhilFrance DOST Scholarship 2023 | Apply NOW

The PhilFrance DOST Scholarship program 2023 is open to apply for all eligible and Interested Filipinos. This Scholarship encourages Filipino professionals working in academic, research, or government institutions to relocate to France.

PhilFrance DOST Scholarship 2023 Online Application
PhilFrance DOST Scholarship 2023 Online Application

The Scholars for this program Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, and Research of the French Republic will select the scholars for this program based on their academic ability to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree in French public higher education institutions.

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PhilFrance DOST Scholarship Benefits

Scholars will gets benefits from the Care of the Embassy of France and Care of the Department of Science and Technology as well.

Care of the Embassy of France Benefits

Following are the Scholarship benefits from the Care of the Embassy of France:

  • Tuition fees: Waiving of enrolment fees for the state-regulated master’s or doctorate program (Diplome National)
  • Health care package: A healthcare package consisting of social security coverage and supplementary insurance (mutuelle)
  • Priority access to CROUS student housing services
  • VISA fees: Exemption from long-stay student visa fees (separate from VFS processing fee)

Care of the Department of Science and Technology

Following are the Scholarship benefits from the Care of the Department of Science and Technology:

  • Monthly Stipend: A monthly stipend to cover living costs throughout the duration of the program (calculated by the DOST)
  • Air fare ticket: One economy class round-trip ticket from the Philippines to the French city of destination

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Eligibility for PhilFrance DOST Scholarship 2023

Following is the eligibility criteria required by the students to apply for PhilFrance DOST Scholarship:

  • The applicant must be a Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines at the time of application
  • Must not be more than 50 years old at the time of application
  • Must be in good physical health
  • The applicant must be a Holder of a higher education diploma recognized by the Philippine government allowing enrolment in the chosen degree in France
    • Master’s level applicants must have completed their undergraduate programs as of September 2023
  • He or She must demonstrate excellent academic performance
  • Should have knowledge or expertise required to carry out higher studies within the host establishment in the French Republic
  • Must have completed the admission requirements for graduate studies in any of the public universities in France, including interview and other screening procedures

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Eligible Programs for the Scholarship

Students must complete the chosen program in full-time and on-site at a French state-controlled institution. Dual degree and joint programs, courses offered by international schools based in France, and courses offered at international campuses of French schools are not eligible.

  • Duration of the Program: 24 months (Master’s) or 36 months (Doctorate)
  • Language of instruction: English, French, or both

NOTE: Please note that the chosen program must result in receiving a state-controlled diploma (Diplome National) from a public educational or research institution.

Verification of Chosen Programs:

Students are advised to check and confirm the status of their chosen program with their chosen HEI as some programs offered at public institutions may not have this status and may be ineligible for the scholarship (related links given in the important links section).

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Fields of Study

The following is the list of Priority Fields of study. The Embassy of France and the DOST have jointly selected these fields of study for the Scholarship:

  • Agriculture
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics (Medical)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry
  • Health and Medical Research
  • Material Sciences
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Nuclear Application on Health
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Virology

Students can select their favorite field of study from the above priority courses and apply for the Scholarship.

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Documentary Requirements for PhilFrance DOST Scholarship

Following are the documents required to apply for PhilFrance DOST Scholarship program:

DOST Requirements

Following is the list of documents required by DOST:

  1. Birth certificate
  2. A Completed DOST Application Form*
  3. Budgetary requirements* (with supporting document for bases of rates used)
  4. Re-entry plan, narrative
  5. Valid NBI Clearance
  6. Medical certificate as to health status and fitness to study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated
  7. Endorsement from two former professors; college professors for Master applicants, master program professors for PhD applicants
  8. If employed at the time of application submission, please include these two additional documents:
    • Recommendation from Head of Agency/Department Head
    • Permission to take a leave of absence (LOA) while on scholarship

*Links to these Documents are given in the resources point of important links section.

French Embassy Requirements

Following is the list of documents required by French Embassy:

  1. one-page CV summarizing your academic, professional, and leadership experience
  2. An academic essay no longer than 500 words detailing why you wish to study in France, as well as how your experience and degree will benefit the Philippines and Filipino society
    • Essays exceeding the word limit will be disregarded
    • Please note that we are requesting an academic essay and not a cover or motivation letter
  3. complete, official copy of your most recent academic transcripts
  4. Proof of completed application to the selected degree/French HEI
    • Screenshot/s of completed online application via school website or portal
    • Screenshot/s of official admission document or e-mail
    • Scan of mailed admission letter
  5. Study plan, curriculum, or academic calendar of the chosen program
    • Commonly available on the school’s website or upon request at your HEI’s admissions office

Optional Documents

Following is the list of optional documents for programs taught partially or entirely in French, proof of French proficiency of at least B2 CEFR

  • DELF/DALF diploma
  • TEF/TCF results
  • Letter from recognized French language instructor

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Return Service for Scholars

Filipino Scholars who receive the PhilFrance DOST Scholarship should upon the completion of his/her degree program shall return to the Philippines to render service physically on a full-time basis in his/her sending institution, preferably along his/her field of specialization, for a period equivalent to twice the length of time that he/she enjoyed the MS/PhD scholarship.

Any service rendered before the completion of the scholarship grant shall not be counted/considered part of the service obligation.

PhilFrance DOST Scholarship Application Deadline

The PhilFrance DOST Scholarship 2023 Deadline is on April 4, 2023.

Applicants shall submit their online application as soon as possible for early processing and to avoid the delay on deadline.

All interested applicants can apply online for the PhilFrance DOST Scholarship 2023 program by visiting their website.

Important Notes:

All Students, particularly those applying for the doctorate level must consult the FAQ page to learn more about the Ph.D application procedure in France.

Following are the important links which the students must check before applying for the Scholarship:

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