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Scholarship: Fully funded scholarship by French Embassy and Saint-Gobain Master (2019/2020) for study in France

Application Deadline: March 31st 2019

Saint-Gobain and the Embassy of France in South Africa are inviting South African and Basotho graduates to apply to an exclusive Master’s scholarship programme in Business or Engineering.

This highly competitive programme will fully fund two scholarship holders for two years (year 1 & 2 of their Master’s degree) in a French institution of higher education. Upon the scholarship holders’ return to South Africa, Saint-Gobain’s Sub-Saharan Africa branch will offer their bursary holders employment within their company (on condition of the successful completion of their Master’s).


Saint-Gobain: at public French universities, round-trip airfare, a monthly stipend (767€/month)

French government: annual tuition fees (up to 3 770 €) at public
universities, Schengen visa fees, social security and complementary
insurance, CROUS housing reservation support


scholarship focuses on students in Engineering and Business and more
broadly includes Finance, Supply Chain, Construction (Architectural) and
Marketing. Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the

–        Phase 1: academic merit
–        Phase 2: a short video interview
–        Phase 3: psychometric assessment
–        Phase 4: top applicants will be selected for final interviews

The selection committee will consist of representatives of Saint-Gobain and the Embassy of France in South Africa.


Start identifying and applying to your French institutions now by using the Campus France search engine. Remember, you do not have to speak French to study in France – numerous Master programs taught in English are available at French higher education institutions. 

To apply,

–  download the Master’s information sheet
–  download and fill out the Master’s scholarship 2019-2020 application sheet (select the Saint-Gobain scholarship option)
– email complete applications to [email protected]

The deadline to apply is 30 March 2019.

Masters French Embassy scholarship information sheet 2019_2020.pdf

Masters French Embassy scholarship application form 2019_2020.pdf

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the French Embassy and Saint-Gobain Master Scholarship 2019/2020