Charpak - Master's Program

Charpak - Master's Program
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This scholarship is designed for one to two years, (September - June, 10 months per academic year) of studies in France at the Master’s degree level for all streams and fields of study.

The Charpak Master Program offers two kinds of scholarships based on merit:

a) Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien):
• Living allowance 615 euros
• Medical insurance coverage (approx 300 euros / academic year)
• Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx)
• Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

Note: Full tuition fee waiver at public universities or partial tuition fee waivers by other institutions, can be granted according to their individual policies


b) Charpak BCS Scholarship (Bourse de Couverture Sociale):
• Medical insurance coverage (approx 300 euros / academic year)
• Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx)
• Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

Calling Applications for the scholarship. Click on the button below.

Note: Students going for a long term Exchange Program ie 1 year should apply for the Charpak Master Scholarship.



If you have questions regarding the Charpak scholarship program, please contact us by e-mail:

Please note that no reason will be given for rejection of an application. The French Embassy is not obliged to respond to candidates whose applications are incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Applicant must:

be an Indian national and reside in India
be a student currently enrolled at an Indian Institution of higher learning or a young professional employed in a company for a maximum of 3 years at the time of application
be 30 years old maximumat the time of application
be a student from Indian Institution and studied in India
the course must take place in France. If you have one semester or more of studies in another country, the scholarship will not be provided during that period.
An exception will be made for Charpak scholarship holders who are currently completing their M1 in France. They may reapply for a second year of funding in order to complete their M2. There is no automatic renewal of the scholarship at the M2 level. Acceptance will be subject to academic performance at the M1 level and a new statement of purpose.
Non-scholarship holders currently pursuing M1 in France are not eligible for the scholarship.
Selection Procedure
Your application will be selected on the basis of your academic excellence, as well as the consistency and quality of your statement of purpose. There is no CGPA / percentage cut-off for the scholarship. Knowledge of French will be an asset but is not mandatory. A tie-up between your current Indian institution and your future French institution will also be an asset.

How to Apply
Step 1: To apply for scholarship click on the button below

please note that the Scholarship application link will be available by January 2018

Step 2: Complete

Fill the application form carefully and fill each section.

Your statement of purpose should explain why you chose the French institution to which you have applied or have been admitted, as well as your future plans upon completion of the course. Explain why you would be a worthy candidate for the scholarship.

Important - ensure that your statement of purpose is original.

Step 3: Submit

Upload scanned copy of the first page of your passport (with photo and expiry date). If you will be getting your passport after the deadline, please attach passport application proof.
Full Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
Scanned copy of the admission/acceptance letter from the French higher education institution. If you have not received it before the deadline, attach an email correspondence to show that you are in the process of getting the acceptance letter from them.
Attested (by a gazette officer or the Head of the institute where you studied/are studying) scanned copies of mark sheets of Higher Secondary School (XII), Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (including those of completed semesters of the ongoing degree)
French language certificate if any (from Alliance Française in India or any recognised university or Xth marks card if French was your second language)
Submit your application.
Note: Photos of documents instead of clear scans will not be accepted.

Please address all your queries to

Deadline for submission of application : SCHOLARSHIP NOT OPENED AS YET
Please note the site to apply for scholarship is currently under maintenance. We have thus extended the application deadline to Friday, 19 May 2017. We will appreciate your patience.

Results can be checked here: Charpak > Inde