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CHEd, French embassy to launch graduate scholarships

/ 04:10 PM January 05, 2017

Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Thursday partnered with the French embassy to launch full scholarships in leading universities in France for college faculty member and non-teaching staff affected by the implementation of K to 12.

The cofunded scholarship will be offered through the embassy’s PhilFrance Scholarships under the CHEd K to 12 Transition Program. Promising faculty staff who have shown “strong academic, leadership and professional ability” will be granted the scholarship.

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In a statement, CHEd Chairperson Patricia Licuanan said it is a good opportunity for the country’s professors to pursue and accomplish their graduate education.

“With the K to 12 transition in full swing, faculty in higher education institutions have less workload and more chances to upgrade their academic qualifications. I urge our college faculty and staff to enroll in graduate programs, which are being offered not only in local institutions but now in top universities in France as well,” Licuanan said.

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Ambassador of France to the Philippines Thierry Mathou said that pursuing education in France will strengthen tourism and engineering programs in the country and added that CHEd-PhilFrance Scholarship program will lead to improved research capabilities of both countries.

“CHED-PhilFrance Scholarship program contributes to the Commission’s goal of increasing the number of college faculty with graduate degrees from 50% in 2015 to 70% in 2021,” Licuanan added.

The French government will shoulder waivers for state-regulated tuition and visa fees, health care coverage and priority for subsidized student housing while CHEd will provide for the travel and living allowances of the awarded scholars.

Deadline for applications is on April 14, 2017, 4:00 p.m., but candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Visit http://philfrance-scholarships.com/ to learn more about the requirements of the scholarships. RAM

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