“France Execellence IFA –Doctorate” scholarships 2024

April 16, 2024

“France Execellence IFA –Doctorate” scholarships 2024 Theme: High Technology

Call for applications

As part of the 1st edition of its “France Excellence IFA – Doctorate” scholarship program on the theme of “high technologies”, the French Institute of Algeria awards for the academic year (2024-2025) 5 scholarships to students residing in Algeria, enrolled in a thesis for less than 2 years in an Algerian university and wishing to progress towards joint supervision with a French university.

The winners will obtain 18 months of scholarships to stay in France for 36 months of thesis, based on 6 months per year.

The call for applications is open from March 10 to April 20, 2024 at midnight (Algiers time).

Priority themes retained

  • Digital sciences, quantum, artificial intelligence
  • environmental sciences, sustainable development, energy, circular economy
  • transport, low-carbon mobility
  • exploration of the seabed and space, aeronautics
  • biotechnology, health, food
  • information and communication technologies

Eligibility criteria 

This call for applications concerns:

  • Students currently enrolled in Algeria for less than 2 years in doctoral studies related to high technologies, and wishing to progress towards joint supervision with a French university
  • People who do not have French nationality (single or double)
  • This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship or allowance.
  • Students receiving funding as part of a PHC Tassili+ project are not eligible

The evaluation of applications will be carried out by an external jury composed of representatives from the academic and socio-economic world.

Services linked to the France Excellence IFA – Doctorate scholarship

In addition to the advantages usually linked to joint thesis supervision (diploma recognized by both countries, registration in the two Algerian and French universities, access to university libraries and restaurants, etc.), the winners will benefit from:

  • free visa fees
  • exemption from registration fees in public establishments under MESR supervision and from the Student and Campus Life Contribution (CVEC)
  • covering their round-trip travel costs between Algeria and France
  • health and civil liability insurance coverage during their stay in France
  • an allowance of 1690 € net per month to which is added the direct payment of several services (insurance, search for accommodation, cultural activities, etc.).

Application methods:

The application file must include the following documents:

  • A CV of 2 pages maximum specifying the ranking in the doctoral competition
  • Baccalaureate and Master 2 transcripts
  • The thesis project presentation file (To download) duly completed
  • A letter of support from the thesis director in Algeria
  • A letter from the director of the French laboratory where the thesis is attached, attesting to the possibility of welcoming the candidate under co-supervision of the thesis in his laboratory

NB: Incomplete files will be declared inadmissible.

Candidates must complete the electronic form

Application Timeline

  • March 10, 2024: opening of applications
  • April 20, 2024: closing of applications
  • At the end of May : notification of results
  • September/October 2024: arrival of the winners in France and start of their training

Applicants will be informed individually of the outcome of their application.

If you have any questions, please send an email to grants-doctorat@if-algerie.com

Link to instructions to follow for doctoral scholarships