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10/08/2017  Indian Students Flying To France For Studies More Than Ever

France – A world player in arts, design, science and technology, arguably Europe’s most innovative country along being well known for its Educational Expertise. Ranking at number three among the global top-three in innovation, it is home to numerous Nobel Laureates and Fields Medal winners, artists and thinkers. If someone wants to have some international quality exposure in the field of Teaching and education then France is the destination for them. In the year 2015, France made the announcement that it will attract more Indian students to its acclaimed institutes. Two years down the line, it seems all set to surpass its target of drawing 10,000 Indian students by 2020. The figure has already touched 7,000.

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the largest country in the European Union in 2015, the French government told that more than 4,000 Indian students are already studying in France. We want these numbers to grow further. Our aim is to welcome 10,000 students to France by 2020. This is 50 times more than that of 20 years ago. But it’s still insufficient in terms of the quality of the relationship between the two countries.

To fulfil its commitment, the government has taken two major steps: Firstly, the work visa granted for those who finish their education there, was made valid for two years instead of one. In addition, there are chances to extend it even further. Secondly, the numbers of scholarships available have also gone up. This is very much clear from the fact that in the year 2016, 120 Indian students got Charpak Master’s Scholarship, while 370 secured other scholarships.

Many students who feel their first study destination should be the English-speaking countries such as the US and UK should know that language is not a barrier. Students from India and the world over can study in France in English- or French-medium institutions. If they study in French, then like any other French citizen in French state universities, students benefit from free tuition. They only have to pay for food, boarding and lodging, which are affordable.

Once they complete postgraduate studies, Indian students in France have a stay-back option. They have an advantage in terms of job opportunities too. There are also around a thousand French companies that seek skilled professionals in India, including CapGemini, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Renault, and Orange. In fact, CapGemini has more employees in India than in France.

France’s programme “Bonjour India” – now in its third edition from November 2017 to February 2018 – promotes and fosters creativity, innovation and partnership between both countries.

During Modi’s visit to France, the two countries agreed on allowing Indian students to a stay on in France two years. Applying to France is easy. Campus France has 11 offices offering free counselling to students and help with admission procedures, visa formalities, etc. They are located in the Alliance Françaises in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Kochi, with two opening soon in Indore and Jaipur.

Thousands of students and professionals migrate to foreign shores every year in search of better opportunities. However, the true but bitter fact is the education of India is appraised in every nook and corner of this planet.

26/07/2017 Distance learning and online training

There are several options to take a distance course.


Note the difference between:

  • A MOOC: Massive Online Open Course, free, available on a platform and with limited access duration. There may be a fee to pass your certification. A MOOC doesn’t grant a degree, it is an additional training on a precise topic.
  • A SPOC: Small Private Open Course, a MOOC restricted to about 30 participants selected beforehand. A SPOC is more like a digital class, and is not free.
  • A FOAD: Formation Ouverte à distance (Open Distance Training), offered by an institution, open to all, versatile both in pace and education planning, and not relying only on your attendance. A FOAD can grant a degree. If the training you are studying grants a degree, you will receive a student card and you must pay registration fees.

Here are several platforms and websites where you may find online and distance training offered by French institutions and/or in French.


26/07/2017 Higher Education Programs

French higher education covers all aspects of knowledge. France offers all students:

  • Higher education in all fields and at all levels;
  • An exceptional network of 400 higher education institutions and research centers of international renown;
  • Curricula adapted to each professional objective;
  • A public system that guarantees the quality of internationally recognized training and diplomas;
  • An learning environment – at the crossroads of the European Union – that provides the opportunity for cultural exchange;
  • Training funded, in part by the French State.
  • French higher education is comprised of 4 types of training: University training;
  • The preparatory classes for the grandes écoles; Specialized schools;
  • Sections for senior technicians.
  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required for graduate studies.

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26/07/2017 Finance your studies / Scholarships

How to finance a study project in France.

Scholarships offered by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Scholarships available at French embassies abroad.

French government scholarships are allocated by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs for studies, training courses and language courses in France. The majority of scholarships are awarded by the Cooperation and Cultural Action Departments (SCACs) in French embassies and consulates general abroad. Whatever their country of residence, applicants should therefore directly contact the SCAC in their country of origin, before their departure and sufficiently in advance, to obtain comprehensive scholarship information regarding eligibility criteria, the selection timetable and the required application materials.

For further information, contact the SCAC of the French Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. There are several categories of scholarships: study scholarships, training grants and high-level science scholarships.


26/07/2017 This year, I’m off to France to learn French!

Would you like to learn or improve your French? Why not come to France for a total-immersion experience?

Whether you’re here for a short or long stay; whether you’re in Paris or one of France’s regions; whether you’re beginning your language study at square one or have very specific objectives—whatever your circumstances you’re sure to find a language center that can meet your needs.

I can choose my programme and set off to discover the French regions with Immersion France.

The Immersion France is a free, multilingual app for mobile phones and tablets, available for Apple devices and for Android, allowing users to choose a stay in France based on their language skills and on their preferences.

It includes: A catalogue listing the best selection of learning centres in France: Qualité Français Langue Étrangère label, Qualité Unosel label, Qualité Office contract and centres which are members of the Campus France forum.

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26/07/2017 Opportunity to go to France

Bonjour Lucknow! Si vous parlez français et que vous êtes âgé(e) de 18 à 25 ans, voici une belle occasion d’aller en France. Envoyez une lettre de motivation et un CV en français avant le mardi 8 août 2017 à Mme Aswathi CHANDRAMOHAN, Représentante de France Volontaires en Inde : aswathi.chandramohan[at]

Hello Lucknow! If you speak French and you are aged 18 to 25, here is a great opportunity to go to France. Send a letter of motivation and a CV in French before Tuesday, 8 August 2017 to Ms. Aswathi Chandramohan, representative of France volunteers in India: aswathi.chandramohan[at]


20/07/2017 INRA is recruiting 49 experienced scientists

INRA is recruiting 49 experienced scientists First institution in Europe for animal and plant sciences, INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research – France) carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment. 9 Experienced Research Scientists (CR1).

These positions are open: either to candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) and at least 4 years’ experience in research, or to candidates who can justify an equivalent level of research.

The fields of research of the candidates’ projects must concern food and nutrition, agriculture or environment. 40 Research Directors (DR2) These positions are open: either to candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) and at least 8 years’ experience in research, or to candidates who can justify an equivalent level of scientific research. The research projects should focus on agronomy and environment, social and economic sciences, digital sciences, ecology, animal and plant health, animal and plant genetics and physiology, human nutrition, food safety and process engineering. Applications on line are available until 30th August 2017.


13/07/2017 Les candidatures au séminaire d’été du programme PREP HEC sont ouvertes !

Vous êtes élève boursier ou de milieu modeste et entrez en 1ère année de Prépa ECE ou ECT en septembre 2017 ? Du 25 au 29 août 2017, venez préparer votre entrée en prépa économique et commerciale. Une semaine pour se mettre dans l’esprit de la Prépa, gérer au mieux la transition avec la Terminale, acquérir une nouvelle méthodologie de travail et démarrer sa Prépa dans une dynamique de réussite.

Pour qui? Tout élève boursier ou de milieu modeste entrant en Prépa ECE ou ECT

Pourquoi? Parce que vous souhaitez démarrer votre prépa dans les meilleures conditions et acquérir dès la rentrée les bons réflexes et les bonnes méthodes.

Comment ? 5 jours encadrés par des profs de classe prépa et d’HEC, des étudiants en école de commerce et des professionnels pour apprendre des méthodes de travail, réviser les bases, travailler la culture générale…et des ateliers pour vous projeter plus loin : du coaching, de l’improvisation théâtrale…


11/07/17 Studying in France provides an international and multicultural edge to students

The Enterprises and Alumni Job Fair 2017

BENGALURU: The French Institute in India (IFI), the cultural wing of the French Embassy in India, in collaboration with the Indo-French Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Business France, held the Enterprises and Alumni Job Fair 2017 as held at the Alliance Française de Bangalore This job fair pairs Indian professionals that formerly studied in France and with promising job opportunities in India. L’Oréal, Amaris, Gaja Digital, Faurecia, Accor Hotels, Lumiplan were among the organisations that participated in this event organised by the French Institute in India and Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Around 500 students registered to the event, providing recruiters a wide pool of talented professionals. Around 80% of recruiters said they were likely to recruit candidates from the event held on Saturday for the positions on offer. Studying in France provides an international and multicultural edge to students, which when paired with world-class education, provides them an advantage at top-ranking and multinational companies. Job Fairs organised in various cities in India ensure that French companies all over India benefit from this talented pool of Indian professionals.


12/07/17 Tomorrow’s space engineers over the moon, off to France Big moment

23 students from city receive scholarships to join dream courses in France Chandigarh: Stepping closer to their Freudian dreams and aerospace fantasies, 23 students from the city landed scholarships here on Tuesday that will take them to different postgraduate courses in France. Most of the scholarship winners are engineering students, who received this foreign help during Chandigarh round of the ‘Beinvenue en France 2017’ pre-departure orientation session and award ceremony in 10 Indian cities between June 29 and July 11. Of the students, 15 won the Charpak scholarship for master’s programme, which carries a monthly stipend of 615 euros along with assisted accommodation.

Eight students get to study in French public universities free of cost. The interactive and instructive session educated the students about the visa application procedure, accommodation in France, and daily life in Europe, besides the French culture and language. “France attracts many Indian students every year for higher studies, and to take this number to 10,000, it offers a year’s extended stay for acquiring professional experience,” said Vidya Suresh, country manager of ESIGELEC (The Ecole superieure d’ingenieurs en genie electrique, a French school of engineers located in Rouen). The engineering and management students were positive about the decision to choose France for higher studies.

Robin Prinja, selected for Universite de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, will study Freud Mechanism for a year. “This public university is one of the most prestigious in the world. It was to explore its culture that I chose France as my master’s course destination,” Prinja said. Arti Kalra, picked for Institut superieur de l’aeronautique et de l’esapace, Toulouse, said: “Being the hub of aerospace science, France is the best destination for my master’s programme in aerospace engineering.”

Ayush Jain, who won a Charpak scholarship for EDHEC Business School in Paris, said: “If you want a good cultural mix and global exposure, go to France.”

Rashika Jain, who got full tuition-fee waiver along with a monthly stipend of 615 euros under Charpak scholarship for master’s in aerospace engineering at Toulouse, said: “It is my childhood dream to become an aerospace engineer. I am lucky to pursue it through a prestigious university.” The selection was based on academic grades, skills, and talent.



The Financial Times, has placed EDHEC #1 in the world for its Master in Finance programme. EDHEC achieving the #1 position indicates its constant growth gaining seven places in 3 years. EDHEC ranked #8 in 2015 FT rankings, then #4 in 2016 and now #1, which ascertains its excellence in finance.

This top ranking underscores the excellence of EDHEC’s portfolio of programmes and especially the Master of Science in Financial Markets, commended through this ranking. The dimensions analysed by the Financial Times, particularly via a questionnaire sent to graduates, coincides with the pillars of the programme ‘international reach’ & ‘multicultural environment’ & ‘unrivalled experience’. (“Alumni Career Progress”, “School Diversity” & “International Experience and Reach” in the FT’s terms).

Indeed, International is at the forefront of EDHEC’s mission and translates at a programme level. 80% of our FE students find a job with an international dimension and over 1/2 student found their first job outside of their home country. EDHEC also delivers hands-on approach to study: one is placed in real life business situation which helps build the foundations for a sound future career path. This success is a result of high-impact strategy initiated several years ago by the School and which has entailed a disruptive policy in the international research field, executed in close proximity to businesses.

“We are very proud to see EDHEC internationally recognised as the world’s top business school for finance. Our original “EDHEC for Business” growth model, founded on academic excellence and close ties with businesses, has proved popular with the market for years, and our graduates are now among the most highly sought-after by financial institutions operating in the world’s leading financial centres”, explains Olivier Oger, Dean of EDHEC Business School.

Since Professor Noël Amenc’s creation of the EDHEC Risk Institute (ERI) in 2001, the School has become an academic reference within the financial industry. This centre of applied research focused on asset management is without equivalent worldwide and has spawned 2 new entities since its inception. The first, EDHEC Infra, is supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and has become the leading research team dedicated to infrastructure-project financing and risk assessment. The second, ERI Scientific Beta, based in London, Singapore, Nice, Paris, Boston and Tokyo, is now one of the world’s leading designers and producers of indices offering alternatives to traditional market indices. These 3 entities generate combined annual research revenues in excess of €15 million. They stem from the use of EDHEC’s research models and products by world-leading financial institutions such as Amundi, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and SG. The Scientific Beta indices are used to manage over €15 billion of assets by the world’s largest pension funds and sovereign funds. By promoting and exploiting its research in this way, EDHEC has a positive impact on the largest employers – who are also EDHEC’s clients – and helps create a preference on their part for EDHEC graduates.–250743.kjsp?RH=MIM8


11/07/2017 Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France.

Admission to MDIS on till July 14 across 10 Indian cities Institute heightens focus on vocational training to cultivate future-ready graduates.

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) will hold its Admissions Day till 14 July across 10 cities in India. In a first, students who sign up for MDIS Master’s Business programmes will be offered the chance at a management trainee position in the Institute upon graduation*. This singular opportunity will play an instrumental role in helping international students, especially those from India, gain a head start on a global career.

The 6-month appointment is open to all graduates from three programmes, namely Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, awarded by Bangor University, UK; Master of Business Administration in International Marketing, awarded by Bangor University, UK; and Master of International Business, awarded by Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France.

Globally connected transnational education MDIS Business School (MBS) is the largest and most established school in the institute. The School is committed to offering students a rigorous, industry-relevant multi-disciplinary approach to education that will prepare them for career commencement and advancement. One of the most popular Business courses is the Master of International Business, awarded by Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France. The programme is ranked 13th worldwide in the Financial Times Global Masters ranking. Graduates have successfully secured jobs with top global firms including Amazon, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and JP Morgan. The Master’s programmes by Bangor University are top choices among students pursuing Business and Finance courses too; the university is ranked among the Top 2% of Global Higher Education Institutes in the world.


07/07/2017 The CBI – Centre for Integrative Biology launches its second PhD program!

The Center for Integrative Biology – CBI in Toulouse is launching its second call to hire highly motivated students interested in pursuing a 3 years PhD to be started in October 2017. Applicants from any country that hold a Master’s degree or equivalent (5 years of higher education) obtained by September 2017 (detailed description of the program here ) are welcome to apply.

Deadline for dossiers deposition – 31st of July 2017

Interviews – 5th of September 2017

Outcome of the selection process – 8th of September 2017

PhD start – 1st of October 2017

The 3 PhD projects currently open to candidature (more may follow before the deadline):

* Gene regulation via RNase Y cleavage-specificity in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus – Peter Redder’s group. For detailed description of the project go here and to visit group’s website go to

* Novel mechanisms involved in pre-ribosomal RNA processing in human cells – Pierre-Emmanuel Gleizes’s group. For detailed description of the project go here and to visit group’s website go to

* Role of non-coding RNAs in senescence-associated chromatin reorganization – Didier Trouche’s group. For detailed description of the project go here and to visit group’s website go to

Candidates should send the following documents to [email protected] :

  • A letter of motivation
  • A detailed CV, stating final grade and rank (if available) for each year and a list of courses attended during the master level (past 2 years)
  • Two letters of recommendation from past supervisors.
  • Copy of the last diploma.

CBI – Research at the CBI aims at understanding fundamental biological processes including genome dynamics and expression, morphogenesis and development, cognition and behavior. The CBI offers a stimulating and dynamic environment and… CBI-TOULOUSE.FR

10/07/2017 Bienvenue en France 2017 / Pre-Departure Orientation Session



Bienvenue en France 2017 Pre-Departure Orientation Session in 10 Indian cities Scholarship Award Ceremony in New Delhi The Embassy of France, through Campus France, invests considerable effort in enhancing student mobility towards France. By the year 2020, France aims to welcome 10,000 Indian students to Europe’s most innovative country. This year, while a significant increase in the number of departures is already expected, the French Embassy is assisting over 2250 students in their journey to France through a pre-departure session “Bienvenue en France”, which is taking place in 10 cities across India, from 29th June to 11th July. H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, will announce the scholarship winners in Delhi and deliver the closing address for the city’s session on Wednesday, 5th July 2017, at 4.00pm Main Hall, Embassy of France 2/50 E, Shantipath (Gate No.1), Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021 Edit”“Bienvenue en France,” in 10 cities across India,”

06/07/17 METRO PLUS

The Embassy of France in India and the Indo French Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Business France, will organise the Enterprises and Alumni Job Fair
on 2017 July 8
2 to 4 pm
@Alliance Francaise


Parmi 50 MBA classés, français Parmi les 50 MBA classés, trois sont français @Shutterstock Le Financial Times vient de dévoiler son nouveau classement des meilleurs MBA pour entreprendre. 50 ont été classés, dont trois français. Comme chaque année, le Financial Times a publié son classement des meilleurs MBA (Master of business administration) pour entreprendre, en plus du classement global des MBA. 50 diplômes ont été classés. ADVERTISING Le podium est entièrement composé de diplômes américains, avec sur la première marche l’université de Stanford, en Californie, suivi du MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) et du Babson College, toujours dans le Massachusetts. Vient ensuite en 4ème position la britannique Cambridge, suivi de Berkeley, en Californie.

Les 20 premiers MBA du classement du Financial Times Trois MBA français figurent au classement, tous proposés par une école de commerce : le premier est celui de l’INSEAD (basée à Fontainebleau, en région parisienne) est 17ème. Il est également premier mondial du classement global des MBA (toutes spécialités confondues). Le deuxième est celui de l’EDHEC (école présente à Lille, Paris et Nice, le MBA s’effectue dans cette dernière ville) à la 39ème place, puis vient celui d’HEC (Paris), en 42ème position, sur 50. Si on regarde de plus près les pays où sont proposés les diplômes, les Etats-Unis dominent largement le classement, avec 24 MBA sur 50, suivis du Royaume-Uni qui en classe dix. Ensuite on trouve la France et l’Espagne avec trois MBA chacune, deux pour la Chine et le Canada. Enfin, la Suisse, les Pays-Bas, l’Inde et le Costa Rica comptent chacun un diplôme au classement, les autres pays ne sont pas représentés.


French embassy and Institutes of French are making dedicated efforts for students across India with scholarship, sponsorship,training,participation for Indian students to study and participate in their national sports events. One such events are enumerated here for the benefits of the Indian students to prepare and compete globally.

The Section for Science and Technology (SST) of Institut français India, French Embassy in India, is pleased to announce its support for IIT engineer Sushil Reddy, selected to participate as a Special Guest in the solar bicycle rally, “Sun Trip Tour 2017”. Organised by the French ‘Sun Trip Company’, the solar bike rally will take place from 8 to 21 July, 2017. It will pass through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and cross two neighboring countries, Switzerland and Italy.

Mumbai IITian Sushil Reddy is the Guinness World Record holder for the longest journey on a motorised bicycle. Using a solar-powered motorised bicycle to raise awareness about solar energy, he made a trip around India between 8 May and 25 July 2016, which started and ended in Mumbai, covering a distance of 7,423.88 km.

From a young age, Sushil Reddy has displayed deep commitment to promoting low-cost, clean, sustainable energy, both in his academic and personal life. He has contributed greatly towards this by using science, technology, education and tourism.

A month prior to joining the Sun Trip Tour, Sushil embarked on his own Tour de France with his solar bicycle from 1st June to 2nd July 2017, again in a bid to promote the use of solar energy. Starting from Istres, his journey has led him to Toulouse, Bordeaux, La-Roche-sur-Yon, Rennes, Le Mans, Paris, and will finally take him to Lyon. In each city, he is holding seminars and meeting students in universities like Ecole Centrale, Instituts Polytechniques and HEC Paris, with fruitful discussions on the challenges of using solar energy. Indo-French collaboration.

Renewable energy – and solar energy, in particular – is one of the key areas of the Indo-French partnership, involving academics, industry captains and other stakeholders from both the countries, who are collaborating in this fast-growing and promising sector.

29/06/2017 France Alumni [India] Job Fair / Mechanical Engineers

IFCCI invites applications from eligible Mechanical Engineers with French language capabilities to be a part of a 1000 member strong engineering team serving a world leading transportation company. Be a part of the design team with an opportunity to work on the production floor interacting with French engineers to participate in different types of rail rolling stock products ranging from Commuter trains to Metros to High Speed mainline trains. Be a part of an extremely successful team that has grown over the last 14 years to 1000 members serving various disciplines of engineering. An exciting opportunity to enrich your career and making it bright and glorious awaits you. If you have a flair for Mechanical design, and you have at least 2 – 6 years of working experience in Aerospace, Rail, Automotive engineering using CAD tools such as CATIA V5, and with A2 OR B1 OR B2 level certification in French clubbed with excellent Speaking, Reading & Writing skills in French language. France Alumni [India] Job Fair – Entreprises & Alumni

29/06/2017 The French Alumni Job Fair in India

Come and be the part of the biggest France Alumni & Companies networking event of the year. The French Alumni Job Fair in India brings French Alumni and the French Companies under one roof to empower each other with expanding opportunities. Apply Now for a brighter career.

25/06/2017 Paris : en 15 ans, l’école de design graphique s’est exportée jusqu’en Inde

Rue de Javel (XVe) l’école Intuit Lab accueille environ 300 élèves, et lance parmi lesquels peut-être, de futurs grands noms du design et de la communication visuelle. « 98 % de ses étudiants ont trouvé un premier emploi dans les 6 mois », vante la présentation de l’école. De quoi faire rêver bien des jeunes attirés par le design graphique et la « communication visuelle ». Nichée dans une cour de la rue Javel (XVe) « l’Intuit Lab » forme aujourd’hui 300 futurs professionnels. Cette année l’école fête ses 15 ans, tient son rang au top 5 des écoles de design en France et a ouvert un autre campus à Aix-en-Provence puis à… Bombay, en Inde, d’où sont déjà sortis 200 professionnels. « Il y a là-bas un véritable vivier de talents », explique le fondateur et directeur de l’école parisienne, Patrick Felices. L’Intuit Lab tisse sa toile dans le monde, et compte désormais 25 universités partenaires en Europe, aux Etats-Unis, en Amérique latine et en Asie.

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 [email protected]

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: [email protected]
  • 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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected]. 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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