SAFeThink Scholarship Programme
Students who wish to complete a Master’s or PhD’s degree in political or social sciences (international relations, public affairs, security studies, conflict studies, human rights/ humanitarian law, development studies,…) are requested to apply for the French Embassy SAFeThink scholarship programme, that is run in cooperation with five South African think tanks (AISA, IGD, ISS, MISTRA and SAIIA).
The SAFe Think scholarship programme was launched by the Embassy of France in South Africa in 2010 with the aim of funding exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a French university, in all fields of human and social sciences.
Through the cooperation with five major South African think tanks, the programme also aims at strengthening the connections between South African academic institutions and think tanks and their French counterparts, specifically in the fields of human and social sciences.
Terms and conditions
Students must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. The duration of the bursary is one year, once renewable should the student continue with the Master 2 programme. Full bursary includes visa expenses, round-trip flight tickets, social and medical insurance, tuition fees (up to a limited amount) and a monthly stipend for living expenses (partial funding may also be granted).
The deadline for applications is 21 March 2016, and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during April 2016.
The selection procedure is carried out by the French Embassy, together with the South African Think Tanks involved in the project.
Download the SAFeThink brochure here