France Excellence Summer Schools program 2018

You are a master’s degree student enrolled in a Chinese university and you would like to do a PhD? In the framework of a summer school, the France Excellence program 2018 is offering you a full curriculum tailored to achieve this objective.

For the third edition of the Summer Schools France Excellence 2018, the French embassy in China has selected a variety of summer schools covering specific subjects (chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, computer science and humanities). These summer schools will take place in France in July 2018.

The Summer Schools France Excellence courses (master’s degree level) are taught in English by professors-researchers from French universities of international reputation. The summer schools are made up of guided practical work, training modules to introduction to research, and a first introduction to French language and culture. Taking part to these summer schools must give candidates the opportunity to identify a potential research subject and a thesis supervisor.


The call for applications will end on March 18th 2018.



The Summer Schools Program France Excellence is dedicated to Master students who wish to pursue with a PhD. Students should have a good English level and an excellent academic background in the chosen field. The number of places available is limited to guarantee the quality of supervision. A limited number (100) of grants will be attributed by the French Embassy to support exceptional applications. The grant cover the tuition fees (mostly all-inclusive : courses, meals, accommodation, sightseeings, local transportation), but does not cover visa fees and trips from China to France and from France to China.

The application process is individual. You must fulfill the application form here.

Deadline for application 2018 March 18th
You will be informed about admission before 2018 April the 1st.
You should find answer to most questions you may ask here. Otherwise you can contact the France Excellence Summer School Team at