Charpak Exchange Scholarship 2022: Applications Are Open From August 26 

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the Charpak Exchange Scholarship 2022. It is to be noted that this scholarship is for the spring season. The programme is designed for Indian students from all fields and streams of study, enrolled in an Indian institution at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level, who wish to undertake an exchange semester programme. The scholarship is provided for a period of one to four months. 


The applicant must be: 

an Indian national residing in India 

not more than 30 years old (maximum at the time of application) 

be currently enrolled in an Indian institution of higher learning that has a tie-up with the French institution where the applicant will pursue an exchange semester. Please note that it is mandatory. 

final semester project and laboratory research in a partner institute in France is not applicable. 

Funding Details 

The Charpak exchange program offers the following benefits to the awardees based on merit: 

monthly living allowance of 700 euros 

social security coverage 

student visa and Etudes en France fee waiver 

assistance in finding an affordable student accommodation (priority access to CROUS; subject to availability) 

How to Apply? 

The students must submit their application on the online scholarship portal along with the following documents: 

Passport size photograph (please make sure that the photograph uploaded is formal) 

Scanned copy of the first page of your passport (with photo and expiry date). If you will be getting your passport after the deadline, please attach passport application proof. 

Curriculum Vitae 

Scanned copy of the admission/acceptance letter from the French higher education institution laboratory. If you have not received it before the deadline, attach an email correspondence to show that you are in the process of getting the acceptance letter from them.  

 Scanned copies of mark sheets of Higher Secondary School (XII), Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (including those of completed semesters or the ongoing degree). The students pursuing Master’s programmes must upload their Bachelor’s Degree mark sheets as well as passing certificate. 

French language certificate, if any (DELF/DALF certificate or from any recognized university or Xth marks card if French was your second language) 

NOC from the Indian institution 

Document of employment/internship record, if any 

French language certificate from Alliance Française in India or any recognized university, if any. Please note: knowledge of French is an asset but not mandatory to apply for the scholarship 

Recommendation letter from the university (not mandatory) 

Statement of purpose (format available on the scholarship form) 

Selection Procedure 

The application will be selected on the basis of academic excellence as well as the consistency and quality of the candidate’s statement of purpose. There is no CGPA/ Percentage cut-off for the scholarship. Knowledge of the French language will be an added advantage but it is not mandatory. 

No reason will be given for the rejection of an application. The French Embassy is not obliged to respond to candidates whose applications are incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. 

Important Dates 

Opening of the call for applications: Friday, 26 August 2022 

Deadline for the reception of applications: Monday, 31 October 2022 

Publication of results: Wednesday, 23 November 2021 

For further information, click here.  

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