On 13 July, HE Mr Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore, had the pleasure of welcoming the laureates of the 2022 France Excellence Masters & Summer Schools scholarship laureates. The ceremony was an occasion for the receipients to receive their scholarships’ certificates as well as to exchange with the Ambassador and the selection jury.

During his speech the Ambassador said: “The “France Excellence” scholarship programme is one of the meaningful outputs of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation which took place in 2018 – 2019 and provided a new momentum to the bilateral relationship in higher education, science and innovation.”

The Embassy of France in Singapore inaugurated in 2021 the France Excellence Masters programme, a new variation of the France Excellence programme, which supports students enrolled in a master’s degree programme in France. This year, following the call for applications opened in spring, twenty excellent applications were received. Among them, five students were selected for their academic records and their motivation to study in France.

Besides, the France Excellence Summer Schools programme sponsored was launched for the first time this year. This new programme aims at creating a scientific dynamic, bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, start-up, scientists, educators, and researchers and giving an overview of French technological know-how in cutting edge sectors to undergraduate students. It is a research-based educational practice combine with French language initiation that encourages participants to experiment, share, discover, debate and support a reflection about Sciences and Technology while learning French in different cities of France.

This summer, seven laureates had the opportunity to learn about micro, nano & smart technology for industrial applications in Besancon, science & technology of the sea in Brest, and sustainable development in Montpellier.

Congratulations to the 2022 France Excellence Masters & Summer Schools scholarships’ recipients!