AFD - PSIA Student Scholarships in Development, France

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Each year, The French Development Agency (AFD) in partnership with the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA) offers scholarships for master programs at PSIA in development practice (one-year program) and in international development (two-year program).

Applicants must be admitted in the following Master programs at PSIA for the September 2013 incoming class: Master in Development Practice (one-year program) and Master in International Development (two-year program).

Priority will be given to students coming from countries relevant to AFD’s mission. These countries include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and Togo.

The AFD scholarship is valid for the entire length of study at PSIA on condition of sufficient academic performance (top 50% of class). Students who do not meet this requirement will have their scholarship withdrawn:
Students enrolled in the Master in Development Practice must show sufficient academic
performance during the first semester or their scholarship will be withdrawn in the second semester.

Students enrolled in the Master in International Development must show sufficient
academic performance over the course of one year or their scholarship will be withdrawn in the second year.

To apply, please send the following materials by email to
Copy of the official transcripts for the entire length of your time in higher education
(including periods spent abroad on exchange programs)
Two letters of reference: please sign and return the attached letter
A cover letter of up to 1000 words written in English detailing your reasons for applying to the AFD-PSIA Scholarship and indicating in which Master program at PSIA you are admitted

The deadlines to submit your application for the AFD-PSIA scholarship is April 22, 2013. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
For more information
Master in Development Practice (one year) — Academic Advisor: Michelle Reddy,
Master in International Development — Academic Advisor: Hélène Thiollet,
PSIA Admissions


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