French government scholarships and student mobility
After a downturn—triggered by the economic crisis in Ghana between 2012 and 2015—student mobility rebounded to an upward trend and, by 2016, had returned to a level close to that of 2012. Since then, and thanks to Campus France’s numerous efforts in Accra and Kumasi, the number of candidates leaving for studies in France is steadily rising (200 departures in 2016, 220 in 2017, 250 in 2018).
The first edition of the Study in France fair, organised in parallel with the 4th Ghana-France Higher Education Conference in October 2017, was a great success with Ghanaian students and university graduates with more than 800 visitors at the two venues (Accra and Kumasi). This fair allowed them to discover an overview of higher education in France, courses offered (in French and English), as well as admission requirements applicable to various universities.
Each year, the French Embassy’s scholarships programme provides about a dozen scholarships; 6 to 8 of which are awarded to master’s and doctoral candidates, generally on a shared-cost basis.
The procedure for applying for the French Embassy scholarship will be posted here when available.
MOPGA is an initiative of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, launched on 1st June 2017 following the decision of the United States to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. It is a call to researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, associations, NGOs, students and all civil society to mobilise and join France in the fight against global warming. They offer scholarships and fellowships in the following areas: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Climate Change and Sustainability; and Energy transition.
In 2018, two Ghanaian students were part of the laureates awarded scholarships to pursue a Master’s degree in France.
Erasmus + is a European Union programme that supports education, training, youth and sport. Through it, over two million students can benefit from a mobility bursary in Europe: it covers the 2014-2020 period, with a budget of 14.7 billion Euros.
The Erasmus Mundus joint Master’s offer is a study programme that awards scholarships to the world’s best students for one or two years, regardless of their field of studies. To receive one, these students must take their master’s programme in at least two countries participating in the programme. Several French institutes of higher education offer joint Master’s programmes.
In the framework of bilateral agreements between institutes of higher education, Erasmus+ also offers mobility scholarships from and to France. They cover removal and accommodation costs.