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Monday, 6 October 2008

French scholarships for engineering students

Twenty-five full scholarships of around 20-25,000 Euros are being offered for two years for Indianstudents planning to join MS course
France is offering scholarships to meritorious students of engineering from India for post-graduate studies for two years from the academic year starting September 2009.

For this ALTEN; a leading European research and development consulting and advanced engineering group; “n+I”; a network of 75 renowned French engineering institutes, and the French Embassy have come together to fully finance such students.

ALTEN and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs are offering 25 full scholarships of around 20-25,000 Euros for two years for Indian students who wish to enrol in an MS programme.

Core engineering fields
The programmes will in all core engineering fields through “n+i” that works in collaboration with the higher education office of the French Embassy in India.

Last date
The application form for the corporate scholarship is available online at the website of “n+I” - and the last date to apply is November 15, 2008.

No prior knowledge of French is required at the time of application and there is no bond that students need to sign with the Company.

No qualifying tests
Students do need to take qualifying tests such as GRE/GMAT etc.

Selection will be done on the basis of academic merit, coherence of the statement of purpose, quality of recommendation letters and a personal interview. Students who make the admission applications need to be present at New Delhi for a personal interview in the month of January 2009.

For more details students can contact

Last year, 10 outstanding engineering students from India were awarded the scholarship.

Non-profit network
The “n+I” is a non-profit making network which brings together over 70 premier post-graduate engineering institutions from France.

It aims at developing academic ties between our two countries in the domain of scientific and technical education and spreading awareness about higher education in France in engineering.

Source : The Hindu

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