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Did you know that the chic country of France is also known for its excellent Master programs?

France has a government investing heavily in the quality of their country's higher education, hence why it is becoming an increasingly popular studying destination for students worldwide. So far, the country recruits about 300,000 students per year.

France offers a unique Higher Education Experience

Aside from its affordability, language, and historic universities, French's unique higher education experience had been one of its main attractions.

The higher education system in France follows a three-level system. Undergraduate students will begin by pursuing a License (similar to a bachelor's degree), followed by master level training, then finally, the doctorate level. The license takes three years to complete, with two years necessary for a master program. A doctorate usually requires three additional years.

For an overview of studying in Franceclick here

France also different types of higher education institutes:


These public institutes of higher education are financed by the French State. Located all around France, the universities confer national degrees (Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate) that all have the same academic value.

2.Grandes Ecoles

Public and private institutes of higher education, such as Écoles Normales Supérieures (ENS -Institutes of Advanced Education), Instituts d’Etudes Politiques (IEP - Political Science Institutes), engineering schools, business and management schools, veterinary schools, that are recognised by the State.

They confer degrees for 5 years of undergraduate studies, and some award the title of Master. Much of the training is provided in English. Entries to these kind of institutions are highly competitive.

3.Specialized School and specific programmes

Public and private institutes of higher education that offer courses in specific sectors such as medicine, audio-visual, communication, journalism, fashion and design, agronomy, political science, etc. These institutes confer degrees and certificates that may or may not be recognized by the State. Studies there generally last two to five years.

4.School of art and applied art

Training in art, design, and communication is provided in two steps of three or five years, with national degrees awarded on successful completion. There are nearly 50 public schools of art and design directly overseen by the Ministry of Culture.

Opportunities for Indonesian students
The fact that the French government includes non-European students to their 1/3 university fee support goes to show their wide-stretched arms towards international students. French universities are also offering more and more of their Master programmes in English, especially within the fields of International Business, Management, Marketing, Economics, and MBA, but also in fields such as International Studies, Engineering, Technology and Law, to name just a few.
We've listed below scholarship programmes offered by Campus France, under the auspices of the French Institute in Indonesia (IFI), where Indonesian students are able to apply to.

  • Partial Scholarship D3/S1 - French Embassy in Indonesia. The French Government, through the Institut Français d’Indonésie – Embassy of France in Indonesia, offers these scholarships to Indonesian students with high academic profile integrating the first year of BA in France. This program covers all fields of study.
  • France Excellence S2 Scholarship – French Embassy in Indonesia. The French Government, through the Institut Français d’Indonésie – Embassy of France in Indonesia, has been reconducting a scholarship to Indonesian students with a high academic profile integration a  degree at Master level (M1 or M2) in France. This program covers all fields of study.
  • Co-financing scholarship Islamic Development Bank – French Government. The Islamic Development Bank and France are jointly launching a scholarship program for students applying to study in France
    It aims to support students from IDB member states (including Indonesia), throughout the duration of their studies, with the support of Campus France. This program is open to 27 fields of study such as social sciences, engineering, economy, education, sustainable agriculture, climate changes, biodiversity, environmental studies…
  • Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA). Make Our Planet Great Again is an initiative of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, launched on 1st June 2017 following the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement on the climate. It is a call to researchers and students, entrepreneurs, associations and NGOs, students and all civil society to mobilize and join France to lead the fight against global warming.
  • Excellence Eiffel. This programme is available for students from developing countries who would like to continue their studies in France in a duration of one to two years. Eiffel scholarships is available on 26 – 1st December each year. The fields of study included in this programme are:
    •Economy and Management
    •Engineering for Masters level, as well as Science in a broader scope for Ph.D. (Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Nano and Biotechnology, Earth Sciences, Universe, Environmental Sciences, and Information and Communication Technology).

Bourse d'Excellence IFI

Focus Scholarship: Master

Competition: Designated countries: Indonesia

Scholarship Coverage: The living cost, tuition fees (5,000 euros per academic year), social insurance for the duration of studies and student visa application fees for France.

The French Government, through the French Institute of Indonesia (IFI) - Embassy of France in Indonesia, opens a scholarship program addressed to Indonesian students with a track record of excellence and wishing to pursue Master's degree studies (M1 or M2) in France.

This scholarship program is open to all fields of study. This year, as part of the French initiative Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) (, a priority will be given to the following themes :

  • Science: air / atmosphere, biology, chemistry, water, eco system, energy sustainable, oceanography, earth science, environmental risks
  • Technology: big data, waste management
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Law and politics: environmental law, public policies
  • Agriculture


Candidates must:

  • be Indonesian nationality
  • be aged 30 years or less
  • have a minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • have a profile of excellence (cumulative average / GPA) and a strong motivation to continue their studies in France
  • already accepted by a higher education institution French for the 2018-2019 school year
  • not receive any scholarship from another establishment

Application requirements:

  1. Identity document: passport or "KTP"
  2. CV **
  3. Motivation letter **
  4. Letter of acceptance by French higher education institution
  5. Certificate proficiency of French language (DELF / DALF), and / or English (IELTS or TOEFL iBT) **. Warning: a certificate of follow-up of language courses is not acceptable.
  6. Bachelor's Degree Certificates
  7. Bachelor's Degree Transcripts
  8. Last transcript (for those who have already validated the M1).

The application form must be sent by email in PDF or Word format to Campus France Indonesia (, mentioning in the subject line "Application - IFI 2018 Scholarship Program", no later than 22 June 2018 at midnight (Jakarta time). Files received after this time will not be considered.

* in English or French, in accordance with the language used in the program selected

Eiffel Scholarships

Focus Scholarship: Master and PhD

Competition: Developing Country

Scholarship Coverage: Full Scholarship

Eiffel scholarship programs are available for students from developing countries who would like to continue their studies in France (one to two years). Eiffel scholarships will cover the living cost during the study period with the amount of 1181 Euro for master's level and 1,400 Euro for doctorates program. In addition, tickets for round-trip as well as health insurance also covered by the program. Eiffel scholarships available on 26 – 1st December each.


  • Maximum 30 years old (Master) and 35 years old (PhD)
  • Key selection criteria: Excellence International politics represented by candidate’s organization/ institution Politics cooperation between Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and candidate’s country of origin
  • Priority areas include: Sciences, Political Sciences, Agriculture, Social Sciences, and Engineering.