SAFeThink Scholarship Programme 2015-Call for Applications.

The French government is pleased to launch the 2015-2016 edition of the SAFe Think Programme. The SAFe Think scholarship programme supports exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a higher education institution in France.

It addresses students in the following fields of study: political sciences, international relations, sociology, public affairs, security studies, conflict studies, human rights/humanitarian law and development studies.

The SAFe Think programme was launched in 2010 with the aim of strengthening the connections between South African academic institutes and Think Tanks and their French counterparts, specifically in the fields of Human and Social Sciences.

By assisting research partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims at facilitating the integration of South African research and policy-oriented institutions into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.

What does a full Bursary include?
a) Annual tuition fees (up to 6000€/ year);
b) Round-trip flight ticket (South Africa – France);
c) Health insurance;
d) Monthly stipend towards living expenses;
e) Schengen visa fees.

You can be considered for a bursary if:
1 - Your field of study is in political or social sciences (international relations, sociology, public administration, peace and security, conflict studies)
2 - You are a citizen of South Africa or Lesotho. Unfortunately, temporary/ permanent residents and candidates from other African countries cannot be considered.
3 – You hold or are in the process of completing a Bachelor’s or Honour’s degree. The degree has to be completed by September 2015.
4 – You have applied to at least 2 French universities and Master programmes. Should you be awarded a SAFeThink scholarship, you will need to provide your university admission letter by June 16 2015 - otherwise the scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

The deadline for application is 23 March 2015, 17:00

For more information and how to apply for SAFeThink Schorlarship Programme, Click Here to Visit the Official Website 

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