Celebration of thirty years of Erasmus: France announces the organisation of the first Campus France Higher Education Fair
During a ceremony organised at the University of Ghana to celebrate 30 years of ERASMUS, the French embassy announced the organisation of the first Campus France Higher Education Fair and the future launch of a French alumni platform.
Maiden edition of the France-Ghana higher education fair and the creation of the “France Alumni” platform
Against the backdrop of the France & Ghana 1957-2017: moving forward together initiative, the French embassy and the Agency Campus France are organizing the first ever France – Ghana higher education fair from the 3rd to the 6th of October, during which will be launched the ‘’France Alumni’’ platform. The platform is already operational and registration is currently in progress. Based on the first 150 people to register on the platform between 10th April and 31st May 2017, a raffle draw will be held to determine the winner of a special prize.
The Campus France is a public agency in Ghana which has since 2012, operated from its national main office at the Maison Française of the University of Ghana. Another branch was also opened on the KNUST campus during the France - Ghana Higher Education meetings in June 2015.
The agency organizes many informative seminars and workshops across the country to promote French higher education opportunities among Ghanaian students and foreign residents in Ghana who are interested in pursuing their studies in France.
Campus France Ghana also assists travelling students in visa application procedures.
In 2013, the Embassy of France and the Vice Chancellors’ Association of Ghana organised the first France-Ghana Higher Education conference. The event, which has since become an annual meeting, aims at strengthening ties in the domain of higher education, promoting our respective systems and exchanging ideas on issues relating to the development of tertiary institutions in order to make them more attractive for prospective students.
Various Ghanaian and French universities have signed partnership agreements, such as: the mutual recognition of studies and qualifications, the ISA LILLE – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Fast track program, as well as the partnership between Sciences Po Paris and the University of Ghana.
From 2012 to 2016, about 800 Ghanaian students pursued studies at French institutions of higher education. Among those, the French embassy every year grants about a 100 scholarships namely at Masters and Phd levels.
The Erasmus program (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is an exchange program of students and lecturers among European universities and colleges and educational institutions all over the world. Through this program, students get the opportunity to study in different European Union member states. Since the inception of the program a total of 267 students from Ghana have been offered scholarships from the Erasmus Mundus joint Master Degree Program and 42 doctoral candidates have received fellowships.