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23/06/2017 A workshop by Campus France India

Are you planning to apply to universities/colleges in France or any other country?

Are you going to apply to Scholarships offered by the French Embassy in India?

Participate in our CV and SOP workshop (it’s free!) – write to

This workshop is organized by The French Embassy in India, Campus France India and Esigelec (page officielle). A professional from ESIGELEC, Mrs Vidya Suresh, will come and give you tips on how to write the perfect CV and SOP (motivation letter) to maximize your chances to get a job abroad, apply to French higher education institutions or even apply to our Scholarship programs.

  • Date : Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
  • Time: 6 pm onwards
  • Venue: Alliance Française de Bangalore, 108, Vasanthanagr, Bangalore 560052
  • To register:
  • For information call: 080-41231346

21/06/2017 UPS Students win 200+ National Scholarships in 17 Years

TACOMA, Wash. – Eighteen students and recent alumni of University of Puget Sound have won prestigious national scholarships and will teach or conduct research in countries including Morocco, France, Spain, China, Cambodia, India, and Germany.

Student at a microscope in University of Puget Sound lab. Photo by Ross Mulhausen, University of Puget Sound. The new awards take the number of national fellowships and scholarships won by Puget Sound students in the 17 years since 2000-01 to a total of 201. The robust list of honors for attendees of the national liberal arts college, with its student body of just 2,600, is a testament to the acumen and drive of Puget Sound students, who come to study at the Pacific Northwest campus from 46 states and eight countries.

This year’s awards include: two Watson Fellowships, which fund a year of research and travel; three Fulbright Research Awards, to pursue research overseas; two Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards (plus one alternate), which put students in overseas classrooms to assist local English teachers; two Princeton in Asia Fellowships, for immersive work experiences in Asia; a Critical Language Scholarship, which sends students overseas to engage with a foreign culture and language; a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship honorable mention, which honors students who excel in science, math, engineering, or technology; two Goldwater Scholarship honorable mentions, which recognize students with outstanding potential in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering; and five French Government Teaching Assistant Awards, which send students to help teach in French classrooms for seven months.

“Our students have once again excelled themselves, winning this diverse range of awards in the face of stiff competition,” said Kelli Delaney, associate director of fellowships and academic advising, who assumed the role last year. “They worked hard on their applications and had help from some truly dedicated faculty and staff. These travel and work opportunities provide them with an excellent platform for their next study or career moves.”


EDUCATION AND FRENCH LANGUAGE The French Language, Education and Vocational Training (CLEF) service at Institut français India (IFI) has three main objectives, as defined by the French M inistry of External and European Affairs:

  1. International mobility: Cooperation in the field of education between France and India is embodied by the numerous school exchanges that have been established to meet the increasing demand of Indian schools. IFI also promotes international mobility through its two flagship programmes:
  2. The English Language Assistants Programme – In this programme, Indian students are sent to France to teach English in French schools as assistant English teachers for a period of 7 months.
  3. The French Language Tutors in India Programme – Under this programme, French university students are invited to teach French in Indian universities for a period of 9 months.

15/06/2017 First professional experience in the French academic milieu : 79 Indians invited to France as language assistants

New Delhi: A total of 79 Indian students have been selected for the French Education Ministry’s English Language Assistants programme that will see participation of 60 countries. The programme will start in October 2017 and end in May 2018, according to a statement from the French Embassy and the Institut Français India (IFI) here on Thursday. “In the framework of their bilateral cooperation in education, France and India have agreed to support the mobility of students, encouraging the internationalisation of their higher education training courses,” it said.

Students taking part in this 20-year-old teaching programme will be assisting English language teachers in primary, secondary and higher secondary schools by offering them an understanding of the language throughout the whole academic year.The 79 students have been selected on the basis of their expertise in both French and English. “The programme provides a unique opportunity to Indian students who have already acquired a high level of French language competence and to have a first professional experience in the French academic milieu,” IFI Attache for Cooperation in Education Marie Doublier told iANS.

14/06/2017 La France place trois universités parmi les 100 les plus réputées au monde

La communauté d’universités PSL, dont font partie notamment l’université Paris-Dauphine et l’ENS, est la première française du classement.

CLASSEMENT – Trois établissements français sont présents dans le fameux palmarès des universités les plus réputées du Times Higher Education, mais Polytechnique et l’Insead sortent du classement.

Chaque année, les universités du monde entier attendent avec impatience les résultats du classement du très sérieux Times higher education(THE) pour connaître le sort qui leur est réservé. Avant le résultat définitif, en septembre, la liste des établissements ayant la meilleure réputation auprès des chercheurs est tombée aujourd’hui. Ce critère de réputation compte pour un tiers de la note globale.

Pour la septième année consécutive, c’est Harvard qui prend la tête en scrutant de sa première place ses voisins de podium, le MIT et Stanford. La grande nouveauté du classement, c’est que pour la première fois, un établissement français, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) rentre directement dans le Top 50, à la 38ème place.

C’est une très belle réussite pour la communauté d’universités et d’établissements PSL, qui rassemble notamment l’université Paris-Dauphine, l’École normale supérieure ou le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Quand on connaît la primauté donnée à la recherche dans ce genre de classements, on comprend mieux pourquoi PSL, bâtie entre autres pour collectiviser la recherche en Île-de-France, a réussi une telle performance. Laurent Batsch, l’ancien directeur de Paris-Dauphine, déclarait au Figaro juste après la création de PSL qu’il en attendait «un surcroît de visibilité». Pari gagné.

15/06/2017 International scholarships to watch out for International scholarships

Effective research can fetch you the right kind of information on scholarships that will help you fund a valuable portion of your studies Every year as the admission season commences, universities around the world witness new troves of international students venturing outside their countries to pursue higher education. Financial aids are absolutely necessary if quality education is your priority. The information on the Internet can be mind boggling. Effective research can fetch you the right kind of information on scholarships that will help you fund a valuable portion of your studies.

Here are some of the best scholarships that students in India, wishing to study abroad, can look forward to: Europe In France the much reputed Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme targets to attract the talented foreign students for Masters and PHD degree programs at participating French Universities. The scholarship recipients receive a monthly allowance, but it does not cover tuition fees. The scholarship encompasses various other expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities.,14/06/2017

Top 100 International Scholarships to Watch out for in 2017

Want to study abroad in 2017 or 2018? Browse through 100 of the best international scholarships programs for Distance Learning Courses, Training/Short Courses, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, and PhD Degrees that you should watch out for in 2017. Bachelors/Masters Scholarships for International Students » Emily Boutmy Scholarships for International Students (France) The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top international students from outside the EU who are applying for eligible Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme at the University. The scholarships can take different forms ranging from €5,000 to €16,000 for 2 years of postgraduate study or €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study.

13/06/2017 Campus France India, Study in France

Connexion Francophone brings new ways to learn French for those planning to study in France. Last year, the platform MOOC brought together over a thousand students from 5 continents. To know more and to register for the program “Réussir ses études en France” to be held from 19 June to 23 July 2017 visit

08/06/2017 Campus France PhD Fellowship at the Institute for Earth Sciences

Campus France is welcoming French applicants for the PhD Fellowship for the academic session of 2017. The fellowship is available to conduct research at Institute for Earth Sciences in the experimental geochemistry of Grenoble Alpes University.

The fellowship aims at exploring fluid-rock alteration processes thought to occur in the subsurface of icy planetary moons, using both experimental and modelling approaches.

Grenoble Alpes University is a public university in Grenoble, France. It is the third largest university in France with about 45,000 students and over 3,000 researchers.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: TFellowship is awarded in Geochemistry, Chemical Physics, and Planetary Science.

Scholarship Award: The fellowship will cover € 1 500 Net/month.

08/06/2017 Schneider Electric signs MoU with engineering colleges in Bhubaneswar

New Delhi [India], June 8 : Global specialist in energy management and automation Schneider Electric India has signed an MoU with Kalinga Institute of Technology (KIIT) and CV Raman college of engineering in Odisha to develop skilled manpower for the highly-technical electricity. Going by this trend, nearly half of the workforce in the IT sector is expected to be redundant over the next three to four years and would need to be retrained and re-skilled, according to a report from McKinsey and Company. One of the solutions highlighted by Mckinsey to turn this around is to invest in building new capabilities and re-skilling employees with emerging technologies.

Both KIIT and C V Raman college of Engineering have already set up an Industry Incubation Centre under guidance from Schneider Electric to impart industrial training to engineering students that will help create a large reservoir of highly qualified manpower in all fields related to electricity, automation and energy management.

Extending this collaboration further, Schneider has now signed an MoU with these institutes to understand and prepare joint operations so as to meet milestones in establishing industry academic relations. As part of the MoU, both the Institutes and Schneider Electric will encourage interactions between the Engineers, Research fellows, faculty members and students of both the organizations.

“This MoU is in line with our vision to develop a globally competitive talent pool in India, armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the requirements of the fast evolving sectors like energy management and automation. With a deep understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, Schneider Electric is committed to support India in its human resources capability building initiative. Through these strategic partnerships, we aim to deliver the best of the training and skill development to accelerate transformation into the new-age opportunities in the energy sector,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Schneider Electric India, Rachna Mukherjee.

Under the MoU, Schneider Electric will recognize the Institutes as an “Training and education Partner”, supply lab equipment, assist the institutes in establishing and improvising world-class infrastructure pertaining to electrical, automation, energy management and Renewable Energy and its associated areas and assist in designing the layout of all labs/workshops that are required to deliver practical’s and project assistance.

Schneider Electric and the institutes will also jointly design course curriculum and course content surpassing growing industry demand in all segments of electricity, automation and energy management. In addition, Schneider Electric will assist in making contact of the institutes with the French Ministry of Education for discussions and engagements for international exchange of students and teaching staff between the institutes and similar Technical schools in France.

01/06/2017 The agri-business management courses offered by France’s ESSEC Business School

Two-year PGP-FABM Agri-business management programme : A programme covers areas such as food processing, commodities and rural development sector.

Ahmedabad: The post-graduate programme in food and agri-business management (PGP-FABM) conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has been ranked number one globally for the year 2017. The programme has been ranked number one by a Paris-based ranking agency specialising in higher education.

“The two-year PGP-FABM offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has been ranked as number one in the world by Eduniversal, France for the year 2017,” the IIM-A said in a press statement. The institute quoted the chairperson of the programme, Debjit Roy as attributing the success of the programme to “cross-functional management exposure” of students who come from diverse backgrounds such as agriculture and food sciences, engineering, biotechnology and life sciences. “This prepares the participants to take up challenges in this sector-focussed problem-solving. The alumni from this programme are playing a key role in shaping up policies and addressing the needs of this sector,” he was quoted as saying.

The agri-business management courses offered by France’s ESSEC Business School, USA’ Corness University, Australia’s University of Melbourne and Argentina’s University of Buenos Aires, were ranked second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

IIM-A’s PGP-FABM is a two-year full-time residential programme that covers, apart from agriculture, allied areas such as food processing, commodities and rural development sector, and rural infrastructure. As many as 46 students are selected for the course every year, out of roughly 1,27,000 applying for the same, the institute said. The “Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking” offers a detailed assessment of Masters and MBA programmes globally and is designed to help prospective students discover the best options for their graduate studies.

31/05/2017 Top Universities in France

It cannot be stressed enough that France is truly research driven as part of its long-term strategy to enhance its service excellence and delivery of education. All universities in France’s Top 20 are recognised and ranked by QS in the Top 500 Universities in the World. Four of the Top 10 Universities are in the Top 100 in the World. In the most objective of measures, this demonstrates the true quality education in France possesses.

Some of the well-known France universities include INSEAD, University of Paris, University of Strasbourg, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, École Polytechnique and Pierre and Marie Curie University.

There is a diverse range of programmes in which France has invested. Hence, it holds a certain degree of comparative advantage in Economics, Pharmacology, Sociology, Business and Linguistics Contact us to know more about the top universities in France for you.

29/05/2017 Tv5 Monde Destination X 

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30/05/2017 Study In France : what are the career perspectives ?

Experts from Rennes School of Business will address all your queries on Studying in France and Career Prospects at Alliance Francaise of Chennai on 31 May. Be there at 12 pm.

02/05/2017 The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI-Toulouse, France) is seeking New Group Leaders

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI-Toulouse, France) launches its International recruitment Program for New Group Leaders. Application deadline: June 15, 2017

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI; launches two international calls for the recruitment of outstanding group leaders. In order to reinforce its research endeavors in an inspiring, collaborative and cutting-edge environment, the CBI is seeking new talented group leaders, at junior or midcareer level, addressing :

  • Computational biology and data modeling, including computational analysis of large data-sets, network analyses, physics and mathematical modeling connected to research themes of the CBI. [lien sur document AO CBI 2017 CSB call]
  • Fundamental questions within the spectrum of its research fields, including microbiology, genome dynamics, RNA biology, cell dynamics, developmental biology, molecular, cellular, behavioral neurosciences and computational and systems biology. [lien sur document AO CBI 2017 Open call]

Applications (about 10 pages, in English) should be sent before June 15, 2017, as a single file named LASTNAME_CBI2017_open call or specific call.pdf to and should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a CV, (iii) three reference letters and (iv) a summary of achievements and future research interests.

24/05/2017 Deputation of Indian Scientists Abroad Under Bilateral Exchange Programme 2018

Applications are invited from outstanding scientists/ researchers holding Ph.D. degree and having regular positions in recognized S&T institutions/universities and actively engaged in research in frontline areas for deputation abroad during the Calendar year 2018 in all fields of Science including Engineering, Medicine & Agriculture for short term visits (1-4 weeks for senior scientists) and long term visits (3 months for junior/younger scientists) under the Scientific Bilateral Exchange Programme with overseas Academies/Organizations in China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Mauritius, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Slovak Republic, Republic of Slovenia, Sudan, Taiwan and Turkey.

This programme is managed by the Indian National Science Academy. Please note that under the exchange programme with the Academy in France only Fellows of the Academy would be considered for nomination.

The detailed guidelines and application form can be downloaded from download form section of The hard copy of application duly completed and endorsed by the Head of the Institution should be submitted latest by June 23, 2017 to The Assistant Executive Director (International), Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002. The soft copy of complete application (single PDF file only) should be emailed to: Read the PDF guidelines for more details: INSAFORM2018


23/05/2017 The Charpak scholarship program is run by the Embassy of France in India and offers three types of funding for Bachelor’s and Master’s level :

Research Internship Program

This program is designed for all students of economics, engineering and science background at the Bachelor’s or Master’s levels who plan to undertake an internship at a French laboratory during their academic break (May to July).

Exchange Program (Jan-Jun) / Exchange Program (Sept-Dec)

This program is designed for exchange students for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level.

Master’s Program

This program is designed for one to two years of studies in France at the Master’s degree level.

The Internship program is reserved for economics, engineering and sciences students. The Exchange and Master’s programs are open to all Indian students, from all academic backgrounds.

Selection Procedure

Your application will be selected on the basis of your academic excellence, as well as the consistency and quality of your statement of purpose. Knowledge of French will be an asset but is not mandatory. For master’s scholarship applicants, a tie-up between your current Indian institution and your future French institution will also be an asset. Important – Please ensure that your statement of purpose is original.

Scholarship benefits for all three programs Student visa fee waiver (16500 INR approx) – Monthly stipend (duration and amount vary as per the program) – Medical insurance coverage (300/year approx) – Affordable student housing guaranteed


23/05/2017 PhD Studentship at University Paris-Est in France, 2017 – Drug discovery and cell therapy 

A PhD studentship is available in the “Drug Discovery and Cell Therapy” group led by Dr. Roberto Motterlini (Equipe 12) working in a dynamic, international and interactive environment.

The project will focus on investigating the effect of CO on adipose tissue and will investigate the effect of new chemical entities targeting HO-1 in order to evaluate their therapeutic efficacy against obesity and metabolic dysfunction.

The University of Paris-Est is an association of universities and higher education institutions federating two universities and other institutions of higher education and research in the Paris-Est region.

  • Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: PhD studentship is available in the “Drug Discovery and Cell Therapy”.
  • Scholarship can be taken in France.
  • Number of Scholarships: There are 6 studentships available.
  • Eligibility : University invites highly motivated and enthusiastic applicants who will be working in a dynamic, international and interactive environment and joining 4 researchers and 2 post-doctoral fellows.
  • Nationality : Students from France are eligible to apply.
  • College Admission Requirement.
  • Entrance Requirement: Candidates must have obtained a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the relevant subject.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent to: Dr. Roberto Motterlini at Please include a contact telephone number and an email address where you can be easily reached. Academic references will be taken up for all short-listed candidates. Applications should include a two-page CV, academic achievements and a two-page statement explaining how your research experience and academic knowledge relate to the project in general and to the studentship in particular.

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is May 25, 2017.


05/05/2017 40 VanGogh Research Exchange Grants in France and Netherlands, 2017-2018

Applications are invited for up to 40 VanGogh Research Exchange Grants for 2017-2018 academic year. Researchers from France and the Netherlands are eligible to apply for these Grants. Applications are open to excellent researchers with an outstanding tenure-track and international exposure.

The Van Gogh Programme promotes exchanges between researchers and targets specific research projects and annually supports around 40 researchers from France and about the same number of researchers from the Netherlands. Nuffic is the Dutch organization for internationalization in Education. It is to accomplish their mission, they offer opportunities to gain international experience at each stage of education: primary education, secondary education, secondary vocational education and training, and higher education.


05/05/2017 Doctoral Fellowship for International Students at Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies in France, 2017

The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) offers applications for doctoral fellowship in economics, sociology and political science for international students for the academic year 2017-2018.

The aim of this fellowship to attract students from all over the world, thus putting to use their different talents, and the diversity of their experiences.

The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) is based on an innovative method founded on a multidisciplinary approach and the combination of qualitative, comparative and quantitative assessments of the same policy.


05/05/2017 GRP POLICY Scholarships for International Students in France, 2017-2018

Rennes School of Business is inviting applications for GRP scholarships for September 2017 intake. Scholarships are available for international and French applicants for the academic year 2017-2018.

Rennes School of Business is an international Business School located in Rennes (Brittany, France). It’s aims to “prepare, through education and research, innovative and responsible managers to perform in a global environment”.

Applicants must have good knowledge of French and English language.


05/05/2017 Fully-funded INSEAD PhD in Management Programme, 2018

INSEAD is one of the most innovative and influential of the world’s best business schools. INSEAD’s PhD in Management is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in academia in leading universities and management schools worldwide. The programme offers a unique education that prepares you to be at the forefront of academic research and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge to future managers and organisations.

Study in Europe and Asia, Go for an exchange in the USA.

INSEAD PhD Programme is the only doctoral degree that provides you a global exposure. As student, you have the unique opportunity to study in three continents – Europe, Asia and North America. The programme is fully integrated across INSEAD’s two campuses, in France and in Singapore: you study on both campuses, interact with faculty, companies and research sites. Moreover, you spend up to a year of campus exchange with The Wharton School through the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance, and conduct world-class research and experiments in the school’s state-of-the-art behavioural lab in Paris.


05/05/2017 Students traceling abroad for studies by Theodore Koumelis

Jet Airways expands scope of its eduJetter programme for students traceling abroad for studies.

Effective this year, students availing advantages of the eduJetter program will now be available to enjoy them while travelling to/via Hong Kong on codeshare flights operated by Hong Kong Airlines.

Mumbai – Jet Airways, India’s full service, premier international airline, has expanded the scope of its popular eduJetter programme for upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The revised program will make it easier for Indian students and those from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal – holding confirmed admissions for studying at universities/ institutions in Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the USA, to commence their new academic journey conveniently, in spite of travelling away from home.

Effective this year, students availing advantages of the eduJetter program will now be available to enjoy them while travelling to/via Hong Kong on codeshare flights operated by Hong Kong Airlines. EduJetter already provides students with substantial benefits when travelling with other leading airlines such as KLM, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Qantas, Air France, American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airlines and Air Canada, which account for a significant carriage of students, to institutions of their choice.

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