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Sophie Germain Scholarship in France, 2024-2025
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Sophie Germain Scholarship in France, 2024-2025

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 LEVEL : Masters, PhD
 FUNDING : Partially Funded, Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : All
 PLACE : Paris, France
STATUS : Closed

Candidates are invited to apply for the 2024-2025 Sophie Germain Scholarship in France. Sophie Germain Scholarship is available for french and international students willing to enroll in a Master’s or Ph.D. degree program in «Mathematics and applications». This scholarship to study in France offers training and supervision opportunities covering the entire spectrum of mathematics and its applications.

The Master scholarship track is offered for a period of one or two years and is intended for students who want to enroll in one of the Master programs (apart from the track «Formation à l’Enseignement Supérieur en Mathématiques»). The Ph.D. scholarship track wishes to bring particular attention to students with very high potential by offering them financial support during the whole duration of their graduate studies, from master (M2) to Ph.D.. The duration of the proposed funding is 4 years.

Funded students must meet the academic requirements of the Master’s program in which they are enrolled, and develop a thesis project with an Ecole Doctorale Mathématiques Hadamard (EDMH) supervisor during their M2 year. Once the master’s degree has been validated, the EDMH board must approve the proposed thesis topic, so that the student can benefit from additional funding to pursue his/her doctorate. The Sophie Germain Scholarship is offered by the Mathematics Foundation Jacques Hadamard (FMJH). Applicants are advised to give careful attention to the writing of their motivation letter, by keeping in mind that the program aims to encourage young talents to orientate themselves towards research in mathematics.

Program Details

  • Host institution: Member institutions of the Mathematics Foundation Jacques Hadamard in France.
  • Fields of study: Mathematics and Applications.
  • Number of fellowships : Not specified.
  • Duration : One, two years for masters students and three years for PhD applicants.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all countries.

Sophie Germain Scholarship in France Benefits

Please find below, benefits provided to selected candidates of this Europe scholarship.

Master Students

Master track applicants will have the following benefits

  1. An amount of €11,000 net per year;
  2. All laureates will receive an indemnity covering tuition fees (about €500 for a year);
  3. Foreign students also receive a fixed compensation of a maximum amount of €2000 per year calculated on a scale according to their country of origin. This flat-rate contribution is intended to cover travel expenses for a return in the year and visa fees;
  4. First-time foreign students are also offered accommodation (individual studio) in one of the halls of residence close to their place of enrolment. They will be also offered a housing welcome KIT containing all the necessary household items (comforter, sheets, pans, plates, cutlery,…) to an approximate value of €100.

Note : All scholarship recipients meet up at the annual Master’s Days organized by the FMJH, an opportunity for them to get to know each other and learn about mathematical research on the Paris-Saclay campus. The FMJH also supports the “Mathematics and Applications” master’s program by financing a number of specialized courses (generally taught by researchers from organizations such as INRAE, CNRS or Inria) through its thematic programs.

PhD Students

For the PhD track applicants (from master (M2) to PhD) the funding will be provided for 4 years, as shown below:

  • For the master year (M2), see details above;
  • During the 3 years of PhD, laureates will have the equivalent of a doctoral contract based on the French legislation;
  • Contributes to the funding of one- to two-month international research stays for doctoral students, as part of the Visibility scientific Junior program;
  • Contributes to the funding of individual missions by doctoral students to events with a high doctoral training content, such as summer schools, conferences with a series of mini-courses, etc., as part of the Vivaldi Program;
  • Financing of months of thesis extension. All requests must be made by the doctoral student at the 3rd-year interview or to the relevant deputy director by the end of May of the final year of the doctoral contract.

Note : In addition, the MathTech cross-disciplinary training program financed by the FMJH enables doctoral students who choose to follow it to prepare for their professional future, possibly outside academic research. Except in exceptional cases, the scholarship cannot be cumulated with any other excellence scholarship. In case of doubt, please contact the FMJH on [email protected].

Available Programs

Below is the list of programs candidates can use this scholarship for.

  1. M1 Jacques Hadamard Track
  2. M1 Mathematics and AI Track
  3. M1 Pure Mathematics
  4. M1 Applied Mathematics
  5. M1 Maths in Interaction (MINT)
  6. M2 Jacques Hadamard Track
  7. M2 Mathematics and AI Track
  8. M2 Analysis, Arithmetic and Geometry (AAG)
  9. M2 Analysis, Modeling, Simulation (AMS)
  10. M2 Applied Algebra (AA)
  11. M2 Data Sciences (only for students who have completed a M1 in Paris-Saclay)
  12. M2 Data Science: Health, Insurance, Finance
  13. M2 Mathematics for the Life Sciences
  14. M2 Mathematics of Randomness
  15. M2 Mathematics, Vision, Learning
  16. M2 Optimization
  17. M2 Quantitative Finance.

Note : Those who are applying for a M2 program and who wish to be considered for the PhD scholarship track must select “Yes” to the following question on the application form : Do you also want to apply to the PhD Track scholarship?

Sophie Germain Scholarship in France Eligibility

To apply for the Sophie Germain Scholarship Master track, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Any students applying to Master’s degree “Mathématiques et applications” of University Paris Saclay or Institut Polytechnique de Paris is eligible (except for the track “Formation à l’Enseignement Supérieur en Mathématiques”). All nationalities are welcome to apply for the Sophie Germain Scholarship.
  • Students outside the Paris-Saclay area must apply to the first call for applications and in particular for international students (outside Europe) to facilitate the processing of their visa. Similarly, it is imperative that they contact their Embassy or Consulate to obtain a CAMPUS France file number. This administrative formality is a mandatory prerequisite for being authorized to apply for a student visa in France.
  • The selection of candidates is done on academic criteria confirmed by transcripts and recommendation letters. Letters of recommendation are automatically requested from the referees indicated by applicants as soon as their application has been validated.
  • Regarding the enrollment formalities of students in the Master’s track of their choice, it is imperative that all scholarship applicants complete their online application at the same time. Depending on your choice of Master’s degree, you should consult the terms and conditions on the Université Paris-Saclay or Institut Polytechnique de Parisy websites.

For PhD track, only international students who wish to enroll in an M2 of the Master Mathematics and Applications are eligible for the PhD Track scholarship.

Funded students must meet the academic requirements of the master’s program and develop a PhD project with a supervisor from the Hadamard Mathematics Doctoral School. Once the master’s degree is validated, the Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics board must validate the PhD project so that the student can benefit from additional funding to pursue his/her doctorate.

Note : Every application will be evaluated impartially, regardless of the geographic origin of the applicant.

Similar opportunities

  1. ENS International Selection Scholarship for All;
  2. Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships in Germany;
  3. Emile-Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po for international students.

How to Apply for the Sophie Germain Scholarship

Interested applicants who would like to apply for this France scholarship, must click on the apply button below and follow the instructions to submit their applications. Do not forget to upload the required documents.

The first call is from October to January 31st It is intended to encourage incoming mobility within the Paris-Saclay area and therefore only concerns students outside this area. Note that foreign students (outside Europe) must apply for a visa. All information is available on Campus France.

The second call (master programs only) is from February to early June and concerns only the “insiders”, i.e. the students who already study on the territory of Paris-Saclay.

The results are sent by e-mail to the successful candidates approximately 5 weeks after the closing date of the call for applications.

The application deadline for the Master track (first call) and PhD scholarship applicants is . The deadline for the Master track scholarship applicants (second call – only for students who already study on the territory of Paris-Saclay) is early June 2024. For more details on the Sophie Germain Master Scholarship in France, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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