Algerian-French scholarships program in Doctorat (PhD) “PROFAS B+”, the call for application 2018 is open


The PROFAS B+ program offers scholarships, but also services offered by Algeria and France, including through Campus France. These services are designed to support and facilitate the mobility of scholarship recipients in France. Since 2014, PROFAS B+ has allowed about 300 Algerian scholarship holders to join laboratories of excellence in France.

The PROFAS B+ scholarships are designed for non-employed Doctorate students, whether in joint management or joint supervision of thesis, of up to 35 years old on December 31, 2018.

As part of a thesis completion, the PROFAS B+ program offers:

  • to Doctorate students in thesis joint management, support to training and research through 7 to 12 months scholarships over the academic year 2018-2019.
  • to Doctorate student in thesis joint supervision, the payment of 7 to 18 months scholarships distributed over three years of Doctorate in stays of 7 months minimum by academic year.

The call for applications is open from Thursday 8 February to Thursday 8 March 2018. It is available on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS in French) and on the website of the French Institute in Algeria (IFA).

Eligible candidates after the compliance review of their application will be subject to a selection from a jury composed of French and Algerian experts taking the form of an assessment of their application file and an interview.

Departures for the academic year 2018-2019 will start starting on Monday 10 September 2018 for PROFAS B+ scholarship recipients in joint management, and depending on a schedule determined by co-directors of thesis for PROFAS B+ scholarship holders in joint supervision.


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