Applications are now open for the 2024 Embassy of France in Nigeria Séjours Scientifiques de Haut Niveau (SSHN) Scholarships.

The Embassy of France in Nigeria administers the French Government Scholarship Programme "France Excellence," which includes the "Séjours Scientifiques de Haut Niveau (SSHN)." These scholarships are intended for academic and research staff interested in spending time in a higher education or research institution in France, with the goal of fostering cooperation with French institutions.

In 2024, the Embassy of France offers 9 scientific grants, each lasting one month. However, depending on the budget and visit duration, more visits may be funded.

Eligibility Criteria

- Nationality: Candidates must hold a tenure position in a public or private higher education institution or scientific research laboratory accredited by the National Universities Commission. Binational candidates holding the nationality of a European Union country are not eligible.
- Degree: Only PhD students and holders of PhD degrees are eligible. Candidates who obtained their doctorate more than 5 years ago are considered "confirmed researchers," while those who obtained it within the last 5 years are considered "young researchers."
- Length of mobility: From 2 weeks (14 days) to 4 weeks (28 days).
- Dates of mobility: Only mobilities scheduled between September 15th and ending no later than December 15th, 2024, will be eligible, provided the host institution in France can accommodate the grantee.


The scholarship covers a round-trip air ticket, monthly allowance, health and repatriation insurance. Accommodation can be arranged through Campus France Paris, with the rent deducted from the grant.

Application Procedure

Applications will be evaluated based on the project's precision and elements demonstrating its added value and impact on personal, institutional, and cooperative levels. The cover letter and/or letter of invitation should include a description of planned activities, reasons for choosing the host organization, past achievements relevant to the mobility project, and actions fostering collaboration. The quality and precision of the work plan will also be assessed.


- February 26, 2024: Call for applications launched
- April 26, 2024: Application deadline
- May 29, 2024: Announcement of results
- June 15, 2024: Deadline for submission of complete file to Campus France Paris
- September 15 to December 15, 2024: Mobility period in FranceApplication 

Deadline: April 26, 2024

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