The Department of Science and Technology is pleased to inform everyone that the 2021 application session of the PhilFrance DOST Fellowship Programme will open in January 2021. The scholarship program aims to foster the mobility to the French Republic of Filipino Professionals working in academic, research or government institutions selected jointly on the basis of academic excellence to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate Degree in public higher education establishments under the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research of the French republic.

A. Priority Fields of Study

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry
  • Health and Medical Research
  • Material Science
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Nuclear Application on Health
  • Veterinary Science
  • Virology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Bioinformatics (Medical)
  • Bioengineering

B. For the eligibility criteria

An applicant must:

  • be a of Philippines nationality;
  • hold a higher education diploma recognized by the Philippine Government allowing
    enrolment in the host course in the French Republic;
  • not be aged, at the date of submission of the application, more than 50 years;
  • demonstrate an excellent academic level;
  • demonstrate the knowledge or expertise required to carry out higher studies within the host establishment in the French Republic;
  • be in good health condition;
  • pass the admission requirements for graduate studies in any of the public universities in France;
  • pass the interview and other screening procedures;
  • officially enroll as full-time graduate student;
  • not avail or enjoy any other scholarships;
  • be willing to render the required service obligation equivalent to the length of time the scholar enjoyed the scholarship, i.e. two years of service for every year of scholarship or a fraction thereof;
  • must have full-time commitment to the scholarship and must not engage in any form of employment during the scholarship period; and
  • fulfill the conditions set down by the parties for the implementation of the PhilFrance DOST Fellowship Programme in accordance with regulations and the existing academic calendar in both countries.

C. For the documentary requirements

  • Application Form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Record
  • Endorsement from the two former professors in college (for MS Applicant) or two for professors in the MS Program for PhD Program applicant
  • If employed:
    – recommendation from Head of Agency
    – permission to take a leave of absence (LOA) while on scholarship
  • Medical certificate as to health status and fitness study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated
  • Valid NBI clearance
  • Letter of Admission from public French University
  • Program of Study
  • Budgetary requirements
  • Re-entry plan, narrative

For further information, interested applicants may visit the PhilFrance website at or you may send an email to my staffs Mr. Paolo Samoza at and Ms. Charlene Basig at and copy

Thank you.