The Franco-Indian Education Trust
1. Bahman Samandari Scholarship Programme
The scholarship is established by Mrs Christine and Mr Kazem Samandari, co-founders of L’Opéra, a high-end Pâtisserie, Boulangerie and Salon de Thé specialised in French products in India.
This scholarship has been endowed to celebrate the memory of Bahman Samandari, who dedicated his life to the promotion of higher academic learning and to spread peace and understanding among people. It is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue higher studies in Culinary Arts in France.
The selected students benefit from a monthly allowance to cover living costs in France, and visa and Campus France fee waivers. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a resident and citizen of India and be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of application.
2. UGAM Legrand Scholarship Programme
Offered by the French electrical group Legrand, the programme supports the education of Indian students from low-income families and children of martyred armed forces personnel. It was launched in May 2018 with the support of the French Embassy in India.
The scholarship is offered at Master’s level in the field of Management, Science and Engineering.
It covers tuition fees up to 10000 euros, and offers visa and Campus France fee waivers.
3. Shikhar Thales Scholarship Programme
Shikhar Thales Scholarship Program is designed for Indian students who wish to pursue their studies in France at the Master’s degree level. It is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue higher studies in Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Communication and Control Systems in France. The applications will be selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as the consistence and quality of the candidate’s statement of purpose. There is no CGPA/ Percentage cut off for the scholarship. Knowledge of French language will be an asset but it is not mandatory.
The scholarship awardees will be provided with a monthly stipend to cover living costs in France, assistance in securing an affordable accommodation, visa and Campus France fee waiver and social security.