Call for applications 2024 – French+Sciences scholarships

You don’t have any plan for the summer yet? What about spending 3 weeks in France, to discover its beautiful regions and learn more about gastronomy or sustainable issues (SDGs, sea and mountain sciences)? If you’re lucky, you may even be able to enjoy it for free thanks to one of our French+Sciences scholarships!

What is French+Sciences?

French+Sciences refers to 4 summer programmes, which are fully taught in English and designed for international students interested in environmental issues or the hotel and restaurant industry (see article French+Gastronomy).

Each summer school lasts 3 weeks and combines a mix of French classes, visits to NGO, research centers or renown organisations, and cultural activities. Participants will be involved in the scientific programme as future professionals, working within world-class NGOs, firms, restaurants, and research networks.

By taking part in one of our French+Sciences summer schools, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover four of France’s most beautiful regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (French Alps), Brittany, Normandy and Occitania;
  • Deepen your scientific knowledge of gastronomy or sustainable issues, through themed workshops and conferences, site visits to companies and laboratories, and encounters with specialists in the field;
  • Acquire or improve your communication skills in French;
  • Share this experience with other international students from all over the world;
  • Validate 6 additional ECTS (European credits), recognised by your home university.

When and where are French+Sciences summer schools taking place? On which topics do they focus?

French+Sciences summer schools will take place in FLE centers (centers for the teaching of French as a foreign language) or be coordinated by higher education institutions. Depending on the summer school you are interested in, you may be accommodated in university residences or host families.

Our 4 scientific modules are built around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) for 2030. They focus on:

  • Mountain sciences: this session will be held from 31/05 to 21/06/2024 in Chambéry and organised by Accents Université Savoie Mont-Blanc (FLE center). You’ll find the detailed programme and all the information you need here: Leaflet Mountain sciences.
  • Sustainable development: this session will be held from 08/06 to 29/06/2024 in Montpellier and organised by Accent français (FLE center). You’ll find the detailed programme and all the information you need here: Leaflet Sustainable development.
  • Science and technology of the Sea: this session will be held from 17/06 to 05/07/2024 in Brest and organised by Ciel Bretagne (FLE center). You’ll find the detailed programme and all the information you need here: Leaflet Sea Sciences and technologies.
  • Gastronomy: this session will be held from 17/06 to 05/07/2024 in Rouen and organised by French in Normandy (FLE center). You’ll find the detailed programme and all the information you need here: Leaflet French+Gastronomy.

Who can register and how to do so?

  • Any young person over the age of 18, who is interested in scientific knowledge, gastronomy and sustainable issues;
  • Any English-speaking student (a B2 level is required) who may be a complete beginner in French.

If you are eager to self-finance your French+sciences stay, registration is done online directly on the website of our partner FLE centers:

Please pay attention to respect their respective registration deadlines, which are all around end of March/beginning of April 2024!

How to get a French+Sciences scholarship?

The French Embassy in Norway will award up to 10 French+Sciences scholarships to its best applicants for the 2024 edition. 

French+Sciences scholarships cover all costs:

  • The cost for the programme (French classes and cultural activities);
  • Accommodation (housing in university residence);
  • International transportation (round trip Norway / France);
  • Living allowance / Pocket money (amount to be determined);
  • Insurance (including liability insurance).

The call for applications is open from January 15th until February 15th, 2024 (23:59). Results will be communicated by the end of February 2024.

To apply, please fill in the form down below (please notice that an English CV is required to apply so make sure to have one ready to upload) 

For any inquiry, please write an email to hgoeury@france.no.