2023/2024 French Embassy in Ghana Scholarship for Ghanaians

Last Updated on February 27, 2023

French Embassy in Ghana

Within the framework of academic cooperation and student mobility between France and Ghana for the 2023-2024 academic year, the French Embassy in Ghana is partnering with the Scholarships Secretariat to offer full scholarships to Ghanaian students at Master’s and PhD levels on a merit and needs basis.


  • Applicants must be of Ghanaian nationality.
  • Age limit:
    • Master’s degree: 35 years;
    • PhD: 40 years for joint application, 45 years for ScholSec application alone.
  • Academic level:
    • Bachelor’s degree for a Master’s
    • 2 years Master’s degree or MPhil degree for a PhD
  • Fields of study: French as a foreign language, STEM, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Tourism, Archaeology and Heritage studies, Agriculture and Food Industry.
  • First Class or Second Class Upper applicants on their degree will be given priority consideration.
  • Mastery of French: French proficiency is not a requirement for application (except for French as a Foreign Language).
  • Preferably 2 years post qualification experience for Ph.D. applicants.
  • Completed National Service.

Selection Process

The selection process will be done jointly by the French Embassy and the Scholarship Secretariat.

The selection process is as follows:

  • Review of eligible applications (March 2023)
  • Screening of selected candidates (April 2023)
  • Interview with selected candidates (April 2023)
  • Publication of the list of successful candidates (early May 2023)

How To Apply

The application file should contain the following:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Application form to be downloaded and filled (typed)
  • Cover letter of the student (maximum of 1 page) detailing the student’s motivation and highlighting how the desired course will support the student’s career development.
  • Reference letter from your University
  • Academic file: Copies of full academic transcripts and degrees
  • Proof of registration or pre-registration with a French university for a Master’s degree or a PhD.
  • For applicants to PhD, kindly attach your research topic as well as an acceptance letter from your PhD supervisor in France
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarship for studies in progress, pay slips, or bank statements of students or parents)

Applicants are required to submit both hard and soft copies of their application file before 17:00 GMT on Sunday 19 March 2023.

Soft copy: Applications must only be sent once to a common email address GhanaFranceScholarships2023@gmail.com. The subject of the message should include the first name and surname of the applicant.

Hard copy: Applications must be sent or deposited at both the Embassy of France in Accra and the Scholarship Secretariat.

  • Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 Accra.
  • Scholarships Secretariat – Hilla Limann Highway, near Accra High School, P.O. Box. M 75 Accra.

For more information, visit the Embassy of France in Accra Scholarship.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2023.

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