France: Jean and Marie-Louise Dufrenoy Scholarship in Sciences (Undergraduate or Graduate)

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Each year the Jean et Marie-Louise Dufrenoy scholarship enables an American student in the sciences to pursue further studies in France during a full academic year within the student’s own field. When there is no candidate in any scientific discipline, the scholarship may be awarded to a student who, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree, would start a career in the fields of education or diplomacy.

1. Requirements:

1. The applicant must be a US citizen and a student entering his/her first year of graduate studies after having received a Bachelor of Sciences degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The scholarship may be renewed for no more than one year and under exceptional circumstances only. The amount of this scholarship is US $ 20,000 paid in two installments half in July, half in December.

2. The candidate’s knowledge of French must be at a level that allows studies to be undertaken at the university level.

3. Registration in a French university during the stay in France is mandatory.

2. Application Procedures:

Each candidate must submit to the SPFFA the following documents by November 15, 2013: (a) a letter in French stating his her reasons for studying in a French university, (b) his/her original academic transcripts, and (c) three letters of recommendation. A certificate of admission to a French university or a certified copy must be received by the SPFFA by July 1st, 2014.
Candidates are strongly advised to contact the university of their choice as soon as possible as well as the nearest French Consulate in the U.S. to determine the current requirements for student visas. They must also agree in their application that they will submit to the SPFFA, upon returning, a report on their activities in France.
For more information, applicants to the Bourses Dufrenoy may contact or visit the SPFFA site
To ensure candidates’s membership in the SPFFA, all 2014-2015 Dufrenoy Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a check for $20 payable to the SPFFA. Completed applications, including original transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be sent before November 15, 2013 to the following address:
Bourses Dufrenoy
1001, Avenue of the Americas
11th Floor
New York, NY 10018


Deadline: 15, November 2013

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