Greetings from the French Embassy!
We are pleased to inform you that the application for the French Embassy Program of Excellence: Theological Studies Scholarship 2023 is now open for Universitas Gadjah Mada students.
- Undergraduate students (S1) or Graduate students (S2/S3), but students who are pursuing graduate programs (Master’s and Ph.D.) are more preferred
- A religious leader candidate who will assume responsibility within a religious institution
- Students with a study program that is directly and clearly related to the study of religion (including: history, philosophy, theology, sociology, political science, law, gender studies, geography, geopolitics, etc.)
- Be proficient in French
- Long-term scholarship (12-36 months): Econmpasses all or part of the study cycle in France
- Short-term scholarship (6-12 months): Especially the funding for the Master 2 program, the cost of living in France for doctoral programs, with or without cotutelle (Joint Enrolment), or post-doctoral programs, in France
- The scholarship is awarded for one study cycle (or partially for short-term scholarships). Therefore, the concerned student must have or seek other sources of funding necessary for their continued studies in France after the scholarship period ends.
- If the scholarship applicant is under the auspices of a religious institution or community, the co-funding commitment from the religious institution or community can be considered a plus point.
- This scholarship, managed by Campus France, is a grant with a standard rate used for various study cycles. The amount of the grant provided for Bachelor’s (Licence) or Master’s scholarships is €860 per month (rate valid since January 1st, 2023). The amount of the grant provided for Doctoral scholarships is €1,588 per month (rate valid since January 1st, 2023).
- According to the scholarship regulations that apply from January 1st, 2023, registration fees and language training costs are not covered.
- Round-trip travel expenses and all language training costs are not covered.
- The financing of student accommodation by religious institutions or associations must be mentioned in the application documents.
- Official Academic Transcript
- French Language Proficiency Certificate (TCF less than two years ago, or DELF B2/DALF C1/DALF C2)
- Letter of Enrollment from Faculty
- Letter of Nomination from Faculty (addressed to the Head of Office of International Affairs UGM)
- Letter of Recommendation from the Academic Advisor
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation Letter
- Colored Copy of Passport
- Confirmation Letter of Participation (download)
- Passport Size Photo
- Application form according to the type of mobility (scholarship or internship)
- Certificate of education equivalent to French Bac (High School) and its translation by a certified translator recommended by the French Embassy
- Certificate of applicant’s last education degree, along with its translation by a certified translator recommended by the French Embassy
- Letter of Enrollment from the French university
- Detailed study project that will be undertaken in France, along with the professional goals after graduation and its relation to religious institutions/administrations in the applicant’s home country. For doctoral programs, please include a detailed research proposal with its presentation.
- Additional documents for applicants under the umbrella of religious institutions or communities:
- Certificate of religious status from the institution or religious leader, then validated by the French Embassy.
- Recommendation letter from the institution or religious leader. If there are several applicants nominated by one institution, please list the applicant’s names in order of priority.
- Other documents related to joint financing issued by the institution or religious community nominating the applicant.
- Submit the aforementioned documents to UGM International Exposure Application Form: http://ugm.id/IntExposureApplication no later than April 16th, 2023 for internal review.
- OIA staff will evaluate your application. Once you are selected as Nominated Applicants, OIA will confirm your official nomination to the French Embassy and you may proceed to the online application.
- The FINAL decision is from the French Embassy.
- In the meantime, the students are required to keep the hard file of all documents until further notice by the Office of International Affairs.
- In case the faculty could not provide the letter of enrollment and nomination during this period, the official nomination through email from the faculty is acceptable. The official nomination could be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org (cc to email@example.com