Applications are currently open for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program 2023. We will go over the details of this scholarship program, its features, and the application process in this article.

International students can apply for the fully funded Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program 2023 available for master’s and doctoral programs. This scholarship awards an average of $35,000 per year.

The Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program is a scholarship program designed to build organizational capacity by training staff from La Francophonie’s developing countries. The program is funded entirely by the Canadian Government, which has handed its administration to the Canadian Bureau for International Education / World University Service of Canada consortium since 2015.

The program’s long-term goal is to promote recipient countries’ development by giving attention to:

  • Improving the educational and research skills of college and university personnel.
  • In particular, in the sector of technical and vocational education, there is a need for instructors to be trained.
  • Increasing and improving the skills of public and private sector specialists and managers.

Scholarship Benefits

The Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program gives the following benefits to the recipient:

  • Average annual stipends of up to $35,000.

Available courses include:

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Communication
  • Economics and Finance Sciences
  • Electronic Commerce Law
  • Education Science / Education
  • Environmental Studies-Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences / Public and Community Health
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Management / Human Resources
  • Project Management, Logistics
  • Transportation, and Marketing
  • Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Agriculture, Water
  • Environment and Engineering Sciences
  • Automotive, Aerospace
  • Aerospace, Civil Engineering
  • Mining Engineering, Biomedical, etc.

Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • French is a required language.
  • Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Djibouti, Mauritania, Comoros, and other African countries are eligible.
  • Candidates who are recognized and selected may apply for master’s and doctoral degree programs at universities, technical and vocational training, and short-term internships.
  • Institutions targeted by recipient countries run internal recruitment initiatives to find talented applicants who can help increase their institution’s capacity when they return to their home country.
  • Clinical pharmacy, medical, and dental training are not permitted.
  • For each recipient country, candidates are chosen using a quota system. The quota system allows recipient countries to set their own training priorities and determine the level of training required for their institutions’ development.

How to Apply

How can you apply for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program? There are several necessary procedures to take in order to be eligible for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program:

  • The following documents must be prepared:
    • Up-to-date CV
    • Institutional/ Individual Needs Questionnaires (issued solely to qualified applicants)
    • Cover letter
    • Document detailing objectives and goals
    • Referral forms;
    • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts
    • Certified copies of passports and birth certificates
  • You must deposit the applications to the locations in the country where the scholarship is offered.

Note: You can find out everything you need to know about deposit locations, application deadlines, and more here.

Please visit the official website of the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP) for further information.

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