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Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program for International Students 2020

Deadline: Various

Apply for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program For International Students 2020. The Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP) is a scholarship program designed to build institutional capacities by training employed nationals from developing countries of La Francophonie.

The program is entirely funded by the Government of Canada, which has entrusted the management of the program to the consortium Canadian Bureau for International Education / World University Service of Canada since January 1st, 2015.

For the 2020 cohort’s restricted campaign, only training lasting a maximum of one year is eligible, namely:

  • Diploma of Specialized Higher Studies (DESS), graduate training program of one year duration for 1 AB;
  • Ten (10) month post-doctoral research internship program for 1 AB;
  • Tailor-made research internship program lasting six (6) to ten (10) months for 1 BA.


Funding for this program is entirely within the Government of Canada has entrusted the management consortium Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

The long-term goal of the program is to promote the development of recipient countries by giving priority to:

  • Training of trainers, particularly in the field of technical and vocational education
  • Improving the skills of college and university personnel in the field of education and research
  • Increasing and strengthening the skills of specialists and managers in the public and private sectors


Eligible Countries: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodge, Cameroun, Cap-Vert, Comores, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa),Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominique, Égypte, Gabon, Guinée, Guinée équatoriale, Guinée-Bissau,  Haiti, Laos, Liban, Madagascar, Mali, Maroc, Maurice, Mauritanie, Niger
République Centrafricaine, Rwanda, Sainte-Lucie, Sao Tomé-et-Principe, Sénégal, Seychelles, Tchad, Togo, Tunisie, Vanuatu, Vietnam

  • Fluency in spoken and written French  : as studies must be done continuously, in French and in a French-speaking establishment in Canada , fluency in French is an essential condition for admission. Nationals of the following countries: Cambodia, Cape Verde, Dominica, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Laos, Lebanon, Mauritania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Vanuatu and Vietnam must demonstrate proof of success of the TFI. . Applicants selected for a public administration program must pass the SEL test 
  • Fluency in English:  A BRIGHT test of your English level will be administered online to check your level. This will make it possible to inform the university establishment of any issue and thus plan support if required. This test will not call into question the selection, but will make it possible to quickly identify whether the scholarship holder may encounter significant difficulties due to his low level of mastery;
  • Mastery of basic computer tools : WORD, Excel, and internet research. A skills test will be administered to check the skill level.


Any application file must be supported by the government body empowered to do so.

  • Any candidate who will be a scholarship holder agrees in writing to:
    • do not request a change of status (permanent residence and others) throughout your study program in Canada,
    • return to his country at the end of studies,
    • reimburse the PCBF:
      1. any expense incurred if she / he withdraws from the scholarship from the time she / he signed the training agreement
      2. any debt contracted in Canada before final departure
  • The authorities of the recipient country are responsible for ensuring, upon completion of their studies, the professional reintegration of the people they have retained to study in Canada.

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