French Embassy International Scholarship 2023/2024

The French Embassy in Nigeria is calling  on suitably qualified candidates to apply for the academic year 2023/2024 at Masters Level.

The application period will be March 17–April 16 in 2023. The full application guide can be found below.

For the academic year 2023–2024, the French Embassy in Nigeria is introducing a new scholarship program to help pay for a Masters degree at a French institution. The five winners who want to study computer science-related studies will receive grants. The application deadline is scheduled for April 16th, 2023.

The French Embassy and Campus France Nigeria are implementing this initiative with funding provided by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in association with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research.

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For consideration, applications must adhere strictly to the entry guidelines and eligibility requirements outlined in this call.


  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Interaction
  • Optics, Image, Vision & Multimedia


In France, a Masters program usually lasts two years (M1 + M2). The scholarship covers two academic years if the scholar is admitted in M1, and one academic year if the scholar is admitted in M2. It caters for:

Transportation, a monthly allowance, guidance to find affordable student housing and healthcare coverage throughout the training period.

Tuitions fees are to be paid by the scholarship recipients.


  • Have Nigerian nationality and reside in Nigeria
  • Up to 35 years old
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in science/engineering/technology
  • Have completed National Service
  • First Class or Second Class Upper applications will be given priority consideration
  • Be fully committed to take up a course of study in France for the academic year from September/October 2023/2024
  • French proficiency is not a requirement for application


  • Copy of your international passport data page (valid for a minimum of two (2) years)
  • Detailed CV
  • Personal statement
  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • Undergraduate transcript (in one or 2 documents maximum)
  • Recommendation letter from your university (not mandatory but strongly recommended)


The above documents and complete application should be sent to before 11:59pm on April 16th 2023.

The title of your email must be:

LAST NAME First Name – Application to France Nigeria Scholarship Program

The title of the documents must be as followed:

NUMBER OF DOCUMENT. LAST NAME First Name – Type of document


1.TERWASE Philomena – International passport

2.TERWASE Philomena – Cover letter

3.TERWASE Philomena – Bachelor degree, etc.

Make sure that your documents are readable from left to right and no bigger than 1,5Mo each (feel free to use an online file compressor if need be).

After sending the documents, it is mandatory that you fill in the following Google

Only applications following this guideline will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of complete application and will be considered for selection.

Deliberations and final decisions are beyond dispute.


The call for applications is open between March 17th 2023 and April 16th 2023 at 11:59pm Nigeria time.

March 17th: A webinar will provide students will all the useful information to prepare their applications

April 16th: Deadline for applications

May 8th 2023: Interview of the eligible candidates

May 17th 2023: Results and guidance to host university in France

September/October 2023: Departure to France


Applicants are to note that information on the France Nigeria Scholarship Programme can only be obtained in our Campus France Nigeria offices in Lagos and Abuja. This particular application does not attract any processing fee. Beware of fraudsters as no other individual, group or third party entity has been engaged to assist any applicant.

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