The Embassy of France in Nigeria is committed to promoting educational exchanges between France and Nigeria. With a deep appreciation for the importance of computer science in today’s digital world, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, has launched the Master’s Degree in Computer Science Scholarships program.
Implemented by the French Embassy and Campus France Nigeria, this initiative aims to offer Nigerian students the opportunity to pursue their studies at prestigious French universities known for their excellence in computer science and related fields.
This scholarship program covers the following fields:
Optics, Image, Vision and Multimedia
To be considered for the Master’s Degree in Computer Science Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Nigerian and Reside in Nigeria
- Must be below 35 years
- Applicants must possess a strong academic track record, typically demonstrated by a minimum of a first-class or second-class upper division (Bachelor’s Degree or HND) in Science, Engineering, and Technology.
- Applicants must have completed NYSC
- Must be fully committed to taking up a full-year course of study in France
- Language proficiency: Proficiency in English is required, but not in French.
- A Detailed CV (Resumé)
- A copy of your valid International passport Data page (At least 2 years validity)
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Undergraduate Transcript
- Personal Statement
- NYSC certificate
- Letter of recommendation from your University or equivalent (Highly Recommended but not Mandatory)
Benefits of the Scholarship:
The Master’s Degree in Computer Science Scholarships provides comprehensive funding for the selected Nigerian students, covering various aspects of their academic journey:
Living expenses: Monthly allowances are provided to cover living expenses, including accommodation, meals, transportation, and other necessities.
Health insurance: Recipients of the scholarship are offered health insurance coverage throughout their stay in France, ensuring their well-being.
Research and travel grants: Additional funds may be available to support research projects, conference attendance, and other academic-related activities.
This scholarship program does not cover tuition or registration fees, the recipients pay for themselves.
The application process for the Master’s Degree in Computer Science Scholarships is straightforward but competitive. Interested students are required to follow these steps:
1. Research and shortlisting:
Thoroughly research French universities offering computer science programs and identify the ones that align with your academic and career goals. Consider factors such as curriculum, faculty expertise, and research opportunities.
2. Application submission:
Submit your application directly to the chosen universities, ensuring that you meet their specific admission requirements and deadlines. Prepare all necessary documents, including academic transcripts, recommendation letters, a statement of purpose, and proof of language proficiency.
3. Scholarship application:
Once you receive an offer of admission, apply for the Master’s Degree in Computer Science Scholarship through the official channels provided by the Embassy of France in Nigeria. Visit https://ng.ambafrance.org/Call-for-applications-Scholarships-for-master-s-degree-in-Computer-science-in to begin your application process.
The Embassy of France in Nigeria’s Master’s Degree in Computer Science Scholarships for the academic year 2023/2024 offer a life-changing opportunity for Nigerian students aspiring to pursue advanced studies in computer science. Aspiring Nigerian students are encouraged to seize this exceptional opportunity, conduct thorough research, and apply to renowned French universities that align with their academic and career aspirations.