Charpak - Master's Program > Inde
Eligibility I Application Procedure I Deadline


This scholarship is designed for one to two years, (September - June, 10 months per academic year) of studies in France at the Master’s degree level for all streams and fields of study.

The Charpak Master Program offers two kinds of scholarships based on merit:

a)    Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien): 
• Living allowance 615 euros 
• Medical insurance coverage (approx 300 euros / academic year) 
• Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx) 
• Assistance to find affordable student accommodation 

Note: Full tuition fee waiver at public universities or partial tuition fee waivers by other institutions, can be granted according to their individual policies 


b)  Charpak BCS Scholarship (Bourse de Couverture Sociale): 
• Medical insurance coverage (approx 300 euros / academic year) 
• Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx) 
• Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

Note: Students going for a long term Exchange Program ie 1 year should apply for the Charpak Master Scholarship.


Call for Applications is open! 

Application Start date: 01 February, 2018 

Application End date: 15 April, 2018 

Results on the website: Third week of May



 Applicant must:

·      be an Indian national and reside in India

·      be a student currently enrolled at an Indian Institution of higher learning or a young professional employed in a company for a maximum of 3 years at the time of application

·      be 30 years old maximum at the time of application

·      be a student from Indian Institution and studied in India

·      the course must take place in France. If you have one semester or more of studies in another country, the scholarship will not be provided during that period.

·      An exception will be made for Charpak scholarship holders who are currently completing their M1 in France. They may reapply for a second year of funding in order to complete their M2. There is no automatic renewal of the scholarship at the M2 level. Acceptance will be subject to academic performance at the M1 level and a new statement of purpose.

·      Non-scholarship holders currently pursuing M1 in France are not eligible for the scholarship.



Your application will be selected on the basis of your academic excellence, as well as the consistency and quality of your statement of purpose. There is no CGPA / percentage cut-off for the scholarship. Knowledge of French will be an asset but is not mandatory. A tie-up between your current Indian institution and your future French institution will also be an asset.



STEP 1: Create an account 


The students who apply for the scholarship should first register on the website

 IMPORTANT! The email ID used for registration must belong to the applicant. The email address must be valid and functional. There is no scope for changing the registered email address. 

If you are a new user, click Sign up and enter the details required

 After successful registration, a message along with the application number will be sent to the registered email address.


STEP 2: Scan and Save the following documents 


·           Passport size photograph. (please make sure that the photograph uploaded is formal)

·           Scanned copy of the first page of your passport (with photo and expiry date). If you will be getting your passport after the deadlineplease attach passport application proof. 

·           Your full Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages).

·           Scanned copy of your admission/acceptance letter from the French higher education institution.

·           Attested (by a gazette officer or the Head of the institute where you studied/are studying) scanned copies of mark sheets of Higher Secondary School (XII), Bachelor's and Master's degrees (including those of completed semesters of the ongoing degree)

·           French language certificate (DELF /DALF or from any recognized university or Xth mark sheet if French was your second language)

·           XII Marksheet and degree/passing certificate

·           University Marksheet and degree (Bachelor’s Degree and Mark Sheet and for those who are applying for M2, upload your M1 mark sheet as well)

·           Document of employment / internship record 

·           Recommendation letter from the university (not mandatory)


All the above documents must be in word, pdf or jpeg format (rtf, odt, txt, msg documents, zip folders or scans of social media are NOT acceptable).


Applications submitted without required documents, or incorrect documents, will be rejected. 



STEP 3: Online Application


Step 1: LOG IN to the portal by entering the registered email ID as User Name and the registered password.

Step 2: A screen will appear where you have to choose the scholarship you are applying for.


Step 3. Fill in the fields one by one and click on SAVE before moving onto the next field.


Personal Particulars (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Upload Photograph*: Upload the scanned and saved passport size photograph.

Fill the other details required


Your Master Program in France (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Name of the institution in France Please choose the University and College from the drop down

menu. (If the name of your college does not feature in the list, kindly select other and mention the name in the field provided)

Name of the Master program


Medium of Instruction

Year of Study:  Choose M1 if you are applying for first year of Master programme

                    Choose M2 applicable for students who are already holder of Charpak Master

                         Scholarship and are applying for renewal

Start/end date of programme:


Contact person from the institution in France (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Enter the details of your contact person of your host institution in France.


Details of your most recent institution in India (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Name of the institution: Please choose the University and College from the drop down

menu. (If the name of your college does not feature in the list, kindly select other and mention the name in the field provided)

Name of the programme enrolled in:

Level of Degree (currently pursuing):



# Contact person from the institution in India (If you are a student)

Student’s currently enrolled in a programme in an Indian institution have to fill in the field provided.


Your application status (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Fill the details required

If your application status is “awaited”, please upload the proof of email correspondence that mentions that you are in the process of getting the admission.


Your other application(s) (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Fill the details required


Your previous stay in France (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Fill the details required


French Language Proficiency (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Fill the details required


Where did you hear about scholarship? (Fields marked * are mandatory)

 Fill the details required


XII Marksheet and certificate (Fields marked * are mandatory)

  Fill the details required

 CGPA/ Grade: Convert percentage in CGPA (Percentage X .10) Applications of students entering grades (if not applicable) will be rejected.


Institution University Marksheet (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Fill the details required 

Please enter the details from highest to lowest level of degree obtained.

Upload Marksheet: upload a single pdf file with marksheet of the all the semesters


Employment Internship record (Fields marked * are mandatory)

Fill the details required


Recommendation Letter (not mandatory)

Fill the details required


Statement of purpose

Answer all the three questions.


Please Note: Your statement of purpose is the reflection of your own thoughts. It should explain why you chose the French institution to which you have applied or been admitted, as well as how would the master program add value in your further studies or in launching your career. Explain why you would be a worthy candidate for the scholarship. Your response to each question for your statement of purpose should not exceed 250 words.


Check the DECLARATION Button and SUBMIT the application form.


IMPORTANT! You cannot Edit/Modify your application after the deadline of the scholarship. 



Awardees of the scholarship will be contacted via email; the results can also be seen at                                                          


If you have questions regarding the Charpak scholarship program, please contact us by e-mail:

Please note that no reason will be given for rejection of an application. The French Embassy is not obliged to respond to candidates whose applications are incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.