Spring Session (January – May 2018)

This program is designed for exchange students from all the streams and fields of study, enrolled in an Indian institution for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level.

The Charpak Exchange Program offers Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien) with the following benefits to scholarship awardees based on merit:

  • Living allowance 615 euros
  • Medical insurance coverage (approx 300 euros / academic year)
  • Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx)
  • Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

Note: Full tuition fee waiver at public universities or partial tuition fee waivers by other institutions, can be granted according to their individual policies. This will have to be checked with the institutions.

 Call for Applications - Monday, 07 August 2017

Application deadline: 08 September 2017 

Note: Students going for a long term Exchange Program ie 1 year should apply for the Charpak Master Scholarship to be covered for 1 year. The exchange program only covers 4 months of scholarship.


Applicant must:

  • be an Indian national and reside in India
  • be not more than be 30 years old maximum at the time of application
  • be currently enrolled at 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 insitute in France is not applicable

Selection Procedure

Your application will be selected on the basis of your academic excellence, as well as the consistency and quality of your statement of purpose. There is no CGPA / percentage cut-off for the scholarship. Knowledge of French will be an asset but is not mandatory.

How to Apply

Step 1: To apply for scholarship, download the application form from the link below:

Charpak Exchange Spring Session - Application Form

Step 2: Complete
Fill the application form carefully and fill each section.

Your statement of purpose should explain why you chose the French institution to which you have applied or have been admitted, as well as your future plans upon completion of the course. Explain why you would be a worthy candidate for the scholarship.

Important - ensure that your statement of purpose is original. 

Step 3: Submit

  • Email the completed application form along with the other mandatory documents to 
  • Other mandatory documents required: 
  • Scanned copy of the first page and last page of your passport (with photo and expiry date). If you will be getting your passport after the deadline, please attach passport application proof.
  • Full Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Scanned copy of the admission/acceptance letter from the French higher education institution. 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.
  • Attested (by a gazette officer or the Head of the institute where you studied/are studying) scanned copies of mark sheets of Higher Secondary School (XII), Bachelor's and Master's degrees (including those of completed semesters of the ongoing degree)
  • French language certificate if any (from Alliance Française in India or any recognised university or Xth marks card if French was your second language)
  • NOC from the Indian institution.

Note: Photos of documents instead of clear scans will not be accepted.

Please address all your queries to 

Deadline for submission of Application: Friday, 08 September 2017

Results : 25 September 2017

Awardees of the scholarship will be contacted via email or phone call; the results will be put up on

Application Form - Charpak Exchange Spring 2018


If you have questions regarding the Charpak scholarship program, please contact us by e-mail:

Please note that no reason will be given for 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

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