The scholarship is offered by Mrs. Christine and Mr. Kazem Samandari, co-founders of L’Opéra, in partnership with the Embassy of France in India and the French Institute in India. L’Opéra is a high-end Pâtisserie, Boulangerie and Salon de Thé specialized in French products in India. It is known for quality and excellence of its authentic French breads and pastries.

This scholarship has been endowed to celebrate the memory of Bahman Samandari who dedicated his life to the promotion of peace and understanding among the people and higher academic learning.

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Field of study: Culinary arts

Level: Master’s, exchange and short-term study programmes (2-3 weeks) 

Benefits: The scholarship will be given for upto a maximum of a year or the duration of the project in France. The scholarship awardees will be provided with

  • a monthly stipend to cover living costs in France
  • visa and Campus France fee waiver

Eligibility: Candidates must

  • be Indian citizens living in India
  • be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of application

Selection Process: Online application andTelephonic/Skype interview

How to Apply: 
To submit your application, click here and upload the following documents:

  • Proof of educational qualifications – High school and university marksheet and passing certificate/degree
  • Evidence that you have been accepted unconditionally for the course, project or that progress towards acceptance has been made
  • No objection certificate from the Indian institution (if you are a student)
  • French language certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of updated CV
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
  • Statement of Purpose stating clearly in detail the study programme or project you plan to undertake in France and how you will put this to use on returning to India
  • Internship/employment records (if applicable)

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, 05 June 2019

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